Petacchi wins Tirreno-Adriatico sprint

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Alessandro Petacchi (LPR) won virtually on his back door at Tirreno-Adriatico on Thursday after impressing on the tough climb that split the bunch 13km from the finish.

Petacchi got a perfect lead out through the final corner, 210m from the finish, and then opened up his sprint. Bennati was on his wheel but was unable to get passed him. Spain?s Koldo Fernandez (Euskaltel) was third.

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