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44th Tirreno-Adriatico - Stage One Photo Gallery
By Staff
Date: 3/11/2009
44th Tirreno-Adriatico - Stage One Photo Gallery

44th Tirreno-Adriatico - Stage One Photo Gallery
The peloton enjoys a day in the Tuscan Sun... on the road to  Capannori.

Panorama of the peloton in the countryside west of Pisa in Tuscany. .
Photo 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti

The peloton was in no hurry to chase the two escapees early in the race.Perhaps it's me but are they eating croissant?  Photo 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti

Vladimir Duma (Ceramica Flaminia-Bossini Docce), and young Frenchman Julien El Fares (Cofidis) were on a mission that would take advantage of the peloton's inattention.  Photo 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti

a few riders tangle in the peloton. Ag2rs Tadej Valjavec remounts as a Grarmin and Euskaltel rider regain their composure. Photo 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti

Eventually the chase began, and Ivan Basso joined Columbia at the front to help
Photo 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti

Then Cervelo TestTeam joined Quick Step on the front aiding the effort... stringing out the peloton behind as the pace became furious and the gap started to fall. Photo 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti

Veteran Vladimir Duma was unimpressed and continued press on with El Fares.
Photo 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti

A united nations of teams, as Liquigas, Milram and Barloworld gave a dig...  the gap started to come down... Photo 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti

Vut not soon enough... as persistent Julien El Fares and Vladimir Duma enjoyed reaped their rewards  in Capannori. Photo 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti

The lovely Tuscan misses pose with Julien Fares on the stage victory podium.
Photo 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti

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