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Feb 12, 2010
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Away from the TDF, the Brixia Tour started today with a 16.5k TTT. The results of the stage are as follows:
1. ISD-Neri- 18'30"
2. Vacansoleil- @0'09"
3. Lampre–Farnese Vini- @0'17"
4. Team Katusha- @0'19"
5. Team Sky- @0'21"
6. Garmin-Transitions- @0'25"
7. De Rosa–Stac Plastic- @0'30"
8. Colnago–CSF Inox- @0'35"
9. Androni Giocattoli–Diquigiovanni- @0'38"
10. Ceramica Flaminia- @0'48"
11. Caisse d’Epargne- @?
12. Acqua & Sapone–D’Angelo & Antenucci- @0'57"
13. CDC–Cavaliere- @1'22"
14. Meridiana Kamen- @1'56"
15. Kalev Chocolate Team- @2'02"
16. Tecnofilm–Betonexpress 2000- @2'24"
17. Miche- @8'57"

Visconti takes the leaders jersey.

Tomorrows stage has a mountain top finish on the Poffe (1,100m). The climb has an average gradient of 10.3% with a maximum gradient of 15.2%. That should sort out the men from the boys!!

Jun 10, 2010
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Giampaolo Caruso, Denis Galimzyanov, Artem Ovechkin, Joan Horrach, Mikhail Ignatyev, Nikita Eskov, Sergey Klimov, Egor Silin, Nikolay Trusov TEAM KATUSHA AT THIS RACE. I THINK OVECHKIN TEAM LEADER IN MOUNTAIN STAGES AND HE CAN WIN THERE, Galimzyanov stronger then Greipel in jule he win at sprint stages!!!
Feb 12, 2010
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Well, stage 2 did sort the men out from the boys.

Pozzovivo won the stage from Pasquale Muto and Morris Possoni. Don;t have the rest of the results but according to Team Sky's website Possoni finished 46 seconds down and is 2nd overall, behind Pozzovivo, 32 seconds down.
janraaskalt said:
Both at a remarkable distance from 2-times Junior World Champion Diego Ulissi (10th).
Sorry, I was being slightly sarcastic about riders that people have gone absolutely gaga for. Both are very good riders at an early stage in their developmnt, but both are being hyped to the point where they've little chance of ever being able to live up to what people have planned out for them in their heads.
Feb 12, 2010
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Stage 3 results:
1. SUTTON Christopher
2. FERRARI Roberto
3. RUBIANO CHAVEZ Miguel Angel
4. BELLETTI Manuel

As expected, it finished in a bunch sprint and with the potential lead out train that Sky had they were always favourite to win.
Stage 4 was won by Domenico Pozzovivo.

Stage results:
1° Domenico Pozzovivo (Colnago Csf)
2° Daniel Martin (Garmin) a 53"
3° Morris Possoni (sky) a 54"
4° Diego Ulissi (Lampre) a1:05
5° Damiano Caruso (De Rosa) a 1:23

General classification:
1° Domenico Pozzovivo (Colnago Csf)
2° Morris Possoni (sky) a 1'50"
3° Daniel Martin (Garmin) 2'39"