Petacchi Takes Wet & Wild Giro Stage Win Number Tw0
87th Giro d'Italia - Grand Tour
Italy, May 8-30, 2004
Wednesday, May 12
Stage 4 - Porretta Terme-Civitella Val Di Chiana 184km
It was a rainy stage on today's Giro d'Italia stage and despite a hard fall with 74km to go on the Poggio di Sugame climb, Alessandro Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo) remounted his Pinarello Dogma. "When I crashed I was in a lot of pain, but then I got back on the bike
and it went away. Fortunately, it was nothing serious."
With the support of his Fassa Bortolo squad and sprinted to his second stage victory at this years Giro
in Civitella Val Di Chiana on his Pinarello Dogma
"Today, I did a good sprint," said Petacchi. "I'm happy with how I went today. But there was a crash which involved Cipollini in the final meters and I'm sorry
about it. I really hope Mario takes the start tommorrow.