Gatto guns to glory on stage two

Sat, 29 Jan 20:16:00 2011

Oscar Gatto sprinted to victory on the 195km second stage of the Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria in Vibo Valentia.

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The Farnese Vini-Sottoli Neri rider just managed to keep up with the leading pack of 27 riders on a day dominated by cold temperatures and heavy rain, but powered to the front and sprinted clear to cross the line in five hours 21 minutes 14 seconds.

Liquigas-Cannondale's Daniel Oss came second, with Lampre-ISD's Francesco Gavazzi third to make it an all-Italian podium, with home nation riders taking nine of the top 10 spots.

Gavazzi's team-mate Daniele Pietropolli finished fourth to retain his lead in the general classification.

Stage two results

1. Oscar Gatto (Italy) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli - 5:21:14

2. Daniel Oss (Italy) Liquigas-Cannondale - same time

3. Francesco Gavazzi (Italy) Lampre - ISD - - "

4. Daniele Pietropolli (Italy) Lampre - ISD - - "

5. Rafai Chtioui (Tunisia) Acqua & Sapone - - "

6. Luca Ascani (Italy) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo - - "

7. Paolo Bailetti (Italy) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia - - "

8. Federico Canuti (Italy) Colnago - CSF Inox - - "

9. Pasquale Muto (Italy) Miche - - "

10. Damiano Caruso (Italy) Liquigas-Cannondale - - "

11. Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spain) Androni Giocattoli - - "

12. Edoardo Girardi (Italy) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia - - "

13. Stefan Schumacher (Germany) Miche - - "

14. Fortunato Baliani (Italy) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo - - "

15. Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Colombia) Androni Giocattoli - - "

16. Gašper Švab (Slovenia) Sava - - "

17. Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spain) De Rosa - "

Overall standings

1. Daniele Pietropolli (Italy) Lampre - ISD - 9:23:12

2. Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Colombia) Androni Giocattoli +0:00:06

3. Daniel Oss (Italy) Liquigas-Cannondale +0:00:09

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