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March 19, 2005

Petacchi takes Milan-San Remo

Alessandro Petacchi took his biggest win of the year, outsprinting Danilo Hondo, who has come second in everything but "German Idol" this year, and Thor Hushovd.

It's Petacchi's 13th 2005 win, following three stage wins in Tirreno-Adriatico last week. Pre-race favorite Oscar Freire apparently got boxed out of the finishing sprint.

Stuart O'Grady was 4th, and Freire finished 5th.

Discovery Channel's two best hopes in the race, Max Van Heeswijk and George Hincapie, both scratched, leaving Stijn Devolder the team leader.

Similarly, Robbie McEwen withdrew, leaving American Fred Rodriguez the Davitamon-Lotto designated sprinter.

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Posted by Frank Steele on March 19, 2005 in Alessandro Petacchi, Danilo Hondo, Milan-San Remo '05, Top Stories | Permalink

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