Giro d'Italia 2007

Germany?s Robert Forster (Gerolsteiner) surprised the big-name sprinters at the Giro d?Italia on Thursday, winning the fifth stage to Frascati near Rome with a late acceleration to the line.

The tight, twisting finish meant Alessandro Petacchi?s lead out trains struggled to control the race in the final kilometres and when Petacchi clashed with Argentina?s Ariel Richeze (Panaria) and Thor Hushovd (Credit Agricole) opened the door, Forster took advantage to win his second race of 2007.

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