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7th Tour of Brixia - Report and Photos
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Date: 8/5/2007
7th Tour of Brixia - Report and Photos

7th Tour of Brixia - Report and Photos
Davide Rebellin dominates the 7th tour of Brixia for the second year in a row. Winning the first stage from the break of eight in Toscalano Maderno to the finish in Darfo Boario Terme.

David Rebellin, of Gerolsteiner won his second Brixia tour in a command performance taking the first stage and defending it through the next 4 stages. The 37 year old veteran places his name twice in the race palmares along with Cadel Evans, Igor Astarloa, Martin Derganc, Danilo Di Luca, Emanuele Sella.

7th Brixia Tour - July 26th - July 29
Stage 1 Brescia to Toscolano Maderno 157.4 km
For the third consecutive year David Rebellin won the opening stage of the Brixia Tour. Gerosteiner rider was the winner of the last edition of the Bresciana race to winning the sprint win from Paul Bailetti (Team LPR) and Alesandro Bertolini (Diquigiovanni) and taking the leaders jersey with a three second lead earned with the time bonus for the stage.

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Gerosteiner's Davide Rebellin takes the first stage in a sprint from the break of eight riders, Paolo Bailetti of Lpr second and Alessandro Bertolini third. Photo © Fotoreporter Sirotti

Podium Stage 1 and G.C.:  Paolo Bailetti,  David Rebellin, and Alessandro Bertolini. Photo © Fotoreporter Sirotti

Stage 1 Results:
1 Davide Rebellin  ITA GST 3h41'39'' 0
2 Paolo Bailetti  ITA LPR 0 0"
3 Alessandro Bertolini  ITA CLM 0 0"
4 Francesco Failli ITA LIQ 0 0"
5 Matteo Carrara  ITA UNI 0 0"

Stage 2a Esine - Breno  81.5 km
Stage 2a the first of two semi-stages, opened with a minute of silence in memory of the judge of contest Franco Siccardi, who died during the night in the hotel that accommodated the organization of the Brixia.

The new Italian road champion Giovanni Visconti (Quick Step) was the winner of the group finish in Breno.And the first victory for Visconti in the tricolor, let alone the first victory of an Italian champion in the history of the Brixia tour.  Visconti in his attack in the final kilometer held off Fabio Baldato of Lampre/Fondital and Antonio D' Aniello (Ceramica Flaminia) for the victory. The general classification remained unchanged after today's group finish.

Italian Champion Giovanni Visconti in action on the road to Breno.
Photo © Fotoreporter Sirotti

A four up finish in Stage 2a with Italian Champion Giovanni Visconti  denying Lampre's Fabio Baldato the line honors. Lampre-Fondital's Badalto started the sprint at 500 mts to go, in order to try to chase Visconti who had attacked at 1 km left. Baldato reached Visconti on the finish line, but the photo finish showed that the victory was for the Italian Champion. Photo © Fotoreporter Sirotti

Stage 2a Results:
1Giovanni Visconti (Ita-Qst) 1.41.19
2 Fabio Baldato (Ita-Lam)
3 Antonio D'Aniello (Ita-Flm)
4 Davide Rebellin (Ita-Gst)
5 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita-Ten)

Stage 2b Pian Camuno to Borno 98.4 km
Emanuele Sella attacked on the final climb into Borno and won the second semi-stage of the Brixia tour. Sella led Santo Anzą, who finished second by 5 and team mate Baliani by eight seconds. For Selle it is the return of the 26 year old rider from Vincenza, Italy to victory after exactly two years ago where he won stage 2 and finished in the leaders jersey in the Brixia tour a few days later. 
Davide Rebellin remained in command of the general classification finishing fourth with Baliani and Bertagnalli.

Panaria's Sella Emanuele wins Stage 2b solo. End of a 2 year drought in a familiar place and stage. Photo © Fotoreporter Sirotti

Podium stage 2b Anza, Selle and Panaria team mate Baliani.
Photo © Fotoreporter Sirotti

Stage 2b Pian Camuno to Borno 98.4 km
1 Emanuele Sella  -  ITA PAN 2h30'45'' 0
2 Santo Anza -  ITA CLM 0 5''
3 Fortunato Baliani - ITA PAN 0 8''
4 Davide Rebellin - ITA GST 0 8''
5 Leonardo Bertagnolli - ITA LIQ 0 8''

Stage 3 Concesio to Passo Maniva 156.5 km
Thanks to an attack 9 kilometers from the finish Ukranian the Ruslan Pidgornyy took the third stage. On the final climb of the Portacolori the Tenax rider took the initiative and succeeded in defying attempts to be reeled in by the chase arriving at the finish 3 seconds ahead of race leader Gerolsteiner's Davide Rebellin and six seconds on on Santo Anzą of Serramenti Diquigiovanni.

The stage finish in Maniva confirms the leadership of Rebellin setting the stage for his victory with a lead of 13 seconds on his rivals with the collection of time bonuses on the stage.

Tenax rider, Ruslan Pidgornyy finishes as Davide Rebellin chases to save his race lead. Photo © Fotoreporter Sirotti

Podium stage 3 Rebellin, Pidgornyy and Santo Anza. Photo © Fotoreporter Sirotti

Stage 3 Results:
1 Ruslan Pidgornyy - UKR TEN 4h01'10" 0
2 Davide Rebellin  - ITA GST 0 3"
3 Santo Anza -  ITA CLM 0 6"
4 Leonardo Moser -  ITA - 0 13"
5 Matteo Carrara - ITA UNI 0 46"

Stage 4 Pisogne to Darfo Boario Terme 182 km
Like a movie script stage 4 couldn't have gone better if the author was Davide Rebellin with the finish coming down to a pack sprint. It was Liquigas's Francesco Chicchi in the center of the stage for the final act leading by a bike length Mattia Gavazzi (Kio Ene) and Mirco Lorenzetto (Milram) taking the podium steps as the actors took their applause for a fine finish.

David Rebellin of Gerolsteiner proved he still had fire in his legs to take the seventh edition of the Brixia tour with Santo Anzą and Matteo Carrara completing the final podium.

Francesco Chicchi of Liquigas wins the final stage of the Brixia Tour.
Photo © Fotoreporter Sirotti

Podium stage Cicchi, Mattia Gavazzi, and Mirco Lornezetto of Milram.
Photo © Fotoreporter Sirotti

Stage 4
1 Francesco Chicchi (Ita-Liq) 4:24:31
2 Mattia Gavazzi (Ita-Kio)
3 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita-Mrm)
4 Ivan Fanelli (Ita-Ceo)
5 Paride Grillo (Ita-Pan)

Davide Rebellin on the final podium with his trophy. Photo © Fotoreporter Sirotti

Links to the Sixth Brixia tour coverage below.

7th Brixia Tour
General Classification (Final)
1 Rebellin Davide Ita Gst Gerolsteiner 16:19'19 0
2 Anza Santo Ita Clm Selle Italia-Serramenti 16:19'32 13
3 Carrara Matteo Ita Uni Un Ibet.Com 16:20'31 1'12

4 Pidgornyy Ruslan Ukr Ten Tenax 16:20'36 1'17
5 Bailetti Paolo Ita Lpr Team L.P.R. 16:20'38 1'19
6 Baliani Fortunato Ita Pan Ceramiche Panaria-Naviga 16:20'53 1'34
7 Moser Leonardo Ita Clm Selle Italia-Serramenti 16:20'59 1'40
8 Nose Tomas Slo Adr Adria Mobil 16:21'14 1'55
9 Giunti Massimo Ita Mie Miche Components 16:21'17 1'58
10 Osella Marco Ita Cos Kio Ene-Tonazzo-Dmt 16:21'25 2'06
11 Marczymski Tomasz Pol Flm Ceramica Flaminia 16:21'53 2'34
12 Golcer Jure Slo Ten Tenax 16:22'10 2'51
13 Bertuola Alessandro Ita Ten Tenax 16:22'54 3'35
14 Bertolini Alessandro Ita Clm Selle Italia-Serramenti 16:22'54 3'35
15 Pozzovivo Domenico Ita Pan Ceramiche Panaria-Naviga 16:24'29 5'10
16 Sella Emanuele Ita Pan Ceramiche Panaria-Naviga 16:24'56 5'37
17 Torosantucci Davide Ita Uce Team Universal Caffe' - 16:25'07 5'48
18 Falzarano Alfonso Ita Ceo Cinelli-Endeka-Opd 16:26'56 7'37
19 Martens Paul Ger Sks Skil-Shimano 16:28'01 8'42
20 Cardellini Lorenzo Ita Mie Miche Components 16:28'27 9'08
21 Niemiec Przemyslaw Pol Mie Miche Components 16:29'12 9'53
22 Jurco Matej Svk Mrm Team Milram 16:31'00 11'41
23 Bindi Emanuele Ita Uce Team Universal Caffe' - 16:31'37 12'18
24 Masciarelli Simone Ita Asa Acqua & Sapone 16:32'04 12'45
25 Bazhenov Alexandre Rus Ceo Cinelli-Endeka-Opd 16:32'16 12'57

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