Settimana Ciclista Lombarda 2009: Stage 1. Second.
Team LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini controlled the opening day of the Settimana Ciclista Lombarda in Brignano Gera d’Adda, Italy. The Italian team won the 18.5-kilometre team time trial by six seconds over Katusha and 23 over Rabobank Continental.
The team’s sprinter, Alessandro Petacchi, was first over the line and takes the leader’s jersey. He will defend the jersey in tomorrow’s stage two from Brignano Gera d’Adda to Calcinate.
Petacchi’s team dominated the 2008 edition. LPR Brakes took all three spots of the overall podium, with Danilo Di Luca taking the overall title. (GB)
1 LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini 20.54 (53.684 km/h) 2 Team Katusha 0.06 3 Rabobank Continental 0.23 4 ISD 0.24 5 Barloworld 0.25 6 Xacobeo Galicia 0.31 7 Amica Chips - Knauf 0.32 8 Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli 0.38 9 Acqua & Sapone - Caffe' Mokambo 0.40 10 PSK Whirpool - Author 0.53