Pietropolli seals Calabria victory
Manuel Belletti won the final stage of the Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria as Daniele Pietropolli took the overall victory.
Colnago-CSF Inox's Beletti beat Danilo Napolitano (Acqua & Sapone)†to the line at the end of the 172km stage from Pizzo Calabro to Reggio Calabria in southern Italy.
Christian Benenati (De Rosa-Flaminia) and the Colombian Norberto Wilches (Team Meridiana) built up a 6:30 lead during the stage but were reeled in to set up a bunch gallop.
Lampre-Isd's Pietropolli, who won stage one, stayed out of trouble to follow-up his 2008 triumph with a second victory in the race as he finished six seconds ahead of Jose Serpa.