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Last Updated: Wednesday, 10 September, 2003, 15:09 GMT 16:09 UK
Petacchi makes history
Alessandro Petacchi
Italy's Alessandro Petacchi set a new record by winning the fifth stage of the Tour of Spain.

The Fassa Bortolo sprinter claimed the 166.7 km stage from Soria to Zaragoza in a bunch sprint from Spaniard Angel Edo and New Zealand's Julian Dean to record his second win of the race.

It is the first time that any rider has claimed two or more stage wins in each of the major Tours in the same year.

Petacchi won six stages in the Tour of Italy and four in the Tour de France this year.

When he won the third stage on Monday, Petacchi became the first man since compatriot Pierino Baffi 45 years ago to win on each of the major stage races.

Spaniard Isidro Nozal of the ONCE team retained the overall lead.


Stage five leading results
1 Alessandro Petacchi
2 Angel Edo
3 Julian Dean
4 Erik Zabel
5 Antonio Bucciero
6 Fred Rodriguez
7 Angelo Furlan
8 Jan Svorada
9 Alejandro Valverde
10 Steven De Jongh

Overall standings
1 Isidro Nozal (Spain) ONCE-Eroski 14 hours 11 minutes and 03 seconds
2 David Etxebarria (Spain) Euskatel-Euskadi 50 seconds behind
3 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spain) ONCE-Eroski
4 Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano (Spain) ONCE-Eroski
5 Marcos Serrano (Spain) ONCE-Eroski all same time
6 Manuel Beltran (Spain) US Postal-Berry Floor 1:00
7 Roberto Heras (Spain) US Postal-Berry Floor same time
8 Aitor Osa (Spain) Ibanesto.com 1:14
9 Unai Osa (Spain) Ibanesto.com
10 Francisco Mancebo (Spain) Ibanesto.com



SEE ALSO
Etxebarria wins Vuelta stage
09 Sep 03  |  Cycling
Petacchi claims sprint victory
08 Sep 03  |  Cycling
Perez claims victory
07 Sep 03  |  Cycling
ONCE set Vuelta pace
06 Sep 03  |  Cycling


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