Tirreno-Adriatico Stage Three

Road: Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) is the new leader in Tirreno-Adriatico after stage three. He won the rapid spurt in Monsummano Terme ahead of Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) and Bernhard Eisel (HTC-Columbia).

Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) is the new leader in Tirreno-Adriatico after stage three. He won the rapid spurt in Monsummano Terme ahead of Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) and Bernhard Eisel (HTC-Columbia).

The completion of the stage was marked by the Liquigas-Doimo who put up a fast pace to embed for Daniele Bennati. Yesterday they were pinched by Tom Boonen (Quick Step) in the final but today handed it all the way.

Today’s stage passed the late Franco Ballerinis hometown so many thoughts went to him before, during and after the stage.
Tirreno-Adriatico-stage 3:

1 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo, 3:54:09
2. Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
3 Bernhard Eisel (East) HTC-Columbia
4 Tyler Farrar (United States) Garmin-Transitions
5 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Pro Cycling Team
6 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox
Assan Bazayev (Kaz) 7 Astana
8 Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Pro Cycling Team
9. Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
10 Matti Breschel (Dan) Team Saxo Bank

35 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Pro Cycling Team
A total of:

1 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo, 11:44:23
2 Linus Gerdemann (Tys) Team Milram 0:04
3 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step
4 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 0:08
5 Paul Martens (Tys) Rabobank
6, Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
7 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
8 Matti Breschel (Dan) Team Saxo Bank 0:10
9. Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team, 0:13
10 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 0:14

27 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Pro Cycling Team