Lampre. A long flat run in to the finish was tailor-made for Milram and it’s sprinter Allessandro Petacchi. With Erik Zabel the last man towing Ale-jet to the line, the new Italian sprinter, Daniele Bennati came around for the win.
It just seemed that the huge turn of speed that Petacchi once possessed may be abandoning him. Unfortunately, that’s the life of a sprinter. Burn bright but burn fast. We’ll have to see if this marks the passing of the torch from Petacchi to Bennati.