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Last Updated: Sunday, 16 May, 2004, 15:15 GMT 16:15 UK
Petacchi wins again
Alessandro Petacchi
Italian sprinter Alessandro Petacchi claimed his fourth triumph of the Giro D'Italia by winning stage eight.

The Fassa Bortolo rider came out on top in a race to the line at the end of the 214-kilometre run from Giffoni Valle Piana to Policoro.

Australia's Robbie McEwen, who had won the fifth stage, was second and Tomas Vaitkus of Lithuania third.

Italy's Damiano Cunego maintained his 10-second lead in the overall standings over Saeco team-mate Gilberto Simoni.


Stage eight results:

1. Alessandro Petacchi (Italy) Fassa Bortolo 4:52:49
2. Robbie McEwen (Australia) Lotto-Domo
3. Tomas Vaitkus (Lithuania) Landbouwkrediet
4. Olaf Pollack (Germany) Gerolsteiner
5. Marco Zanotti (Italy) Vini Caldirola
6. Jan Svorada (Czech Republic) Lampre
7. Alexandre Usov (Belarus) Phonak
8. Zoran Klemencic (Slovenia) Tenax
9. Alejandro Albert Borrajo (Argentina) Ceramiche Panaria
10. Alberto Loddo (Italy) Saunier Duval all same time

Overall standings:

1. Damiano Cunego (Italy) Saeco 37:54:37
2. Gilberto Simoni (Italy) Saeco 10 seconds behind
3. Franco Pellizotti (Italy) Alessio-Bianchi 28secs
4. Yaroslav Popovych (Ukraine) Landbouwkrediet 31
5. Giuliano Figueras (Italy) Ceramiche Panaria 52
6. Serhiy Gonchar (Ukraine) De Nardi 1:08
7. Dario David Cioni (Italy) Fassa Bortolo 1:10
8. Stefano Garzelli (Italy) Vini Caldirola 1:15
9. Andrea Noe (Italy) Alessio-Bianchi 1:17
10. Eddy Mazzoleni (Italy) Saeco 1:29




SEE ALSO
Cunego takes stage seven
15 May 04  |  Cycling
Cipollini pulls out of Giro
15 May 04  |  Cycling
Petacchi wins stage again
14 May 04  |  Cycling
McEwen wins sprint finish
13 May 04  |  Cycling
Petacchi claims second win
12 May 04  |  Cycling
Simoni takes lead in Italy
11 May 04  |  Cycling
Cunego claims stage victory
10 May 04  |  Cycling
Petacchi wins Giro sprint
09 May 04  |  Cycling
McGee clinches prologue
08 May 04  |  Cycling


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