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Bayern Rundfahrt, Petacchi wins the 1st stage

Bayern Rundfahrt, Petacchi wins the 1st stage

Alessandro Petacchi (photo Bettini) obtained his first seasonal victory in Bayern Rundfahrt. He preceded Davis, Hutarovich and Degenkolb at the end on the Traunstein-Penzeberg of 215,7 km, first stage of the German race.

“Obviously I’m very happy: finally I obtained the victory, after I almost reached it in Turkey and in Norway - Petacchi said - Everything was perfect today: the team chased the breakaway with proper times, after that the attackers had a maximum advantage of 14′. Then I covered without problems the climb of Oberaudorf, 1000 of height at 100 km to go. In the two laps of the final circuit, the team led the bunch before Cimolai and Hondo prepared my sprint”.

STAGE RESULTS AND OVERALL CLASSIFICATION
1st Petacchi
2nd Davis
3rd Hutarovich
4th Degenkolb
5th Porsev

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