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Stage 4 Tour de France owned by Petacchi

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stage 4 tour de france owned by petacchi 300x198   Stage 4 Tour de France owned by PetacchiAlessandro Petacchi (Lampre) remains true to his namesake “Ale Jet” by winning the fourth stage of the Tour de France. He bested Julian Dean (Garmin), Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky), Robbie McEwen (Katusha) and Robert Hunter (Garmin) for the first place.

The 36-year old sprinter was propelled to the front with the help of his teammate Francesco Gavazzi and the rest of the Lampre team. They fought off HTC/Columbia and Garmin-Transitions riders during the final kilometer.

Petacchi was also pleased to bring truth to words he said on his first victory during stage 1 since Mark Cavendish (HTC/Columbia) came up only at 12th place despite a perfect lead set up by his team.

The green jersey was kept by Thor Hushovd (Cervelo Test Team) as Petacchi was ten points away from Hushovd’s point count.

Astana’s bet Alberto Contador came 32nd, George Hincapie for BMC Racing Team came in at 34th while seven-time Tour…

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Petacchi Wins Stage 1 Tour de France 2010

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petacchi wins stage 1 tour de france 2010 300x218   Petacchi Wins Stage 1 Tour de France 2010The Tour de France 2010 Stage 1 was won by Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese) with an amazing sprint at the finish line. He stealthily avoided the crashes which dominated the first stage of the Tour de France. With his win, Petacchi holds the green jersey.

Petacchi said, “I am here to sprint and win, so it is not a surprise that I won. I had good legs and my team delivered me well to the line. Crashing is part of sprinting and I avoided the crashes. Even if Cavendish had not crashed, who is to say I would not have won? I think I made a good sprint and would have won anyway.”

There were three major crashes late into the stage. The first crash was caused by someone’s dog that got loose right in the middle of the peloton. The second crash involved Mark Cavendish, Jeremy Hunt and Oscar Freire while the…

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