Photo: © Bettini
‘Ale-Jet’ Alessandro Petacchi won another sprint finish in the 3rd stage of the Giro Di Sardinia and looked well set to take a second win on stage 4 until he got tangled up with Fabio Sabatini and Daniele Colli. Petacchi looked battered and bruised after the crash and one hopes this does not pose a problem for the Milan-San Remo.
Leadout man Danilo Hondo won the stage for the Lampre Farnese-Vini team but all eyes were on Petacchi as there was concern for another season-interrupting injury for the big Italian. Roman Kreuziger still leads the race by 4 seconds over Chris Horner.
Stage 4 Results
1. Danilo Hondo (Lampre)
2. Giovanni Visconti (ISD)
3. Sacha Modolo (Colnago)
Stage 3 Results
1 Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre)
2 Enrico Rossi (Flaminia)
3 Jacopo Guarnieri (Liquigas)
General Classification after stages 3 & 4
1 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas
2 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack_________:04
3 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouyges Telecom__:06
Photo: © Sirotti