Alessandro Petacchi was the best Italian rider also in Trofeo Migjorn, the second race of Challenge Mallorca.
The sprinter from Team LAMPRE-MERIDA obtained the 7th place, at the end of a sprint on a winding road that was won by Howard on Farrar and Rojas.
“My team mates helped me to approach the sprint in the early position of the bunch, but in the last bend many riders were faster - Petacchi (in photo Bettini, following team mate Viganò) - On a more linear course, I could have be more competitive”.
On Tuesday, in Trofeo Deià, Cimolai and Bono will replace Viganò and Wackermann.
1st Howard 3h56’24″
2nd Farrar s.t.
3rd Rojas s.t.
4th Etxequibel s.t.
5th Sanz s.t.
6th Ventoso s.t.
7th Petacchi s.t.