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Oscar Freire (Rabobank) is the first sprinter to show he is ready for next week?s Milan-San Remo by winning the opening stage of Tirreno-Adriatico in Civitavecchia on Wednesday.

The three-time world road race champion beat Alessandro Petacchi (Milram) and Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Caisse d?Epargne) with a perfect final kilometre and a powerful sprint to the line just as is needed to win in San Remo.

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