Alessandro Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo) won today's GP Costa degli Etruschi, the opening race of the Italian season on his Pinarello Dogma FP, with teammate Francesco Chicchi (Fassa Bortolo) third. "I've started on the right foot," said Petacchi after the race. "As always, my team did a great job to put me in the best position to win. Now after a short break I'll head to Spain to do the Ruta del Sol, Trofeo Puig and Vuelta Valenciana. I will return to racing in Italy at Tirreno Adriatico, then aim for Milan-San Remo."