Petacchi Takes Lead at Giro d'Italia

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

VALDOBBIADENE, Italy (AP) - Alessandro Petacchi of Italy has won
his second straight stage in the Giro d'Italia, taking the overall lead from Mark Cavendish of Britain.

Lance Armstrong finished in the main pack Monday, 1 minute, 25 seconds behind.

Petacchi covered the third stage in 4 hours, 45 minutes, 27 seconds. The 123-mile course ended at the footsteps of the Dolomite Range.

A crash in the final miles divided the main pack, and Cavendish was caught behind. He is 1:25 behind Petacchi.

The mountains begin Tuesday, with an uphill finish to San Martino di Castrozza. The 100-mile ride starts in Padua. The race ends May 31 in Rome.


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