BETTINI SURPRISES SPRINTERS IN SPAIN

Paolo Bettini

Italian national champion Paolo Bettini (Quick Step) was the surprise winner of the first road stage of the 2006 Vuelta on Sunday.

Bettini ?who is using the Vuelta to get ready for the world championships in Austria, found a perfect line in the sprint to make a late charge and beat Thor Hushovd (Credit Agricole), Luca Paolini (Liquigas) and Robbie McEwen (Davitamon).

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