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Rebellin Takes Second Place in Pantani Memorial

Rebellin Takes Second Place in Pantani Memorial

Davide Rebellin (Miche Guerciotti) took a fine second place in the eighth edition of the Memorial Marco Pantani road race held in Cesenatico, Italy.

The one-day race is held in memory of the great Marco Pantani who died of a cocaine overdose in 2004. It regularly attracts the World’s best riders and this year was no exception with Alessandro Petacchi and Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD), Vincenzo Nibali and Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale) and Italian national champion Giovanni Visconti (Farnese Vini-Neri) all on the start list.

The race was run off at a frantic pace with attacks going as early as 20km despite the heat of the later summer in central Italy. All breakaway attempts were however neutralized until the last climb when the race-winning 15-rider breakaway went clear. Rebellin then used his years of experience to steer his Guerciotti (almost) perfectly to second place in the sprint for the line. The event was won by Fabio Taborre (Acqua & Sapone) - his second victory of the season, with Dan Martin (Garmin-Cervelo) taking third. Such was the pace of the race, only 54 riders finished.

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4 October 2011

Comments

  • barry

    but if i use CERA like Rebellin, will i be able to ride a Guerciotti like that? Geesh I bought a PX bike a while back because I liked the fact that i was only paying for a bike, not for a bike with costs built in to sponsor a bunch of dopers on a pro team. If I bought a trek, I felt like that was latent support for the uni-baller, a Giant, for Rabobank and their Rasmussen antics, Specialized and Clenbutador... you get the point. While I realized Rebellin is not on a PX, it seems a pity to use him as a marketing tool. disappointed, Barry