Alessandro Petacchi werd ooit derde in Terme Luigiane.quote:
500 meter aan 5% gevolgd door 700 meter aan 8% donderdag. Zaterdag slechts de laatste 200 meter aan 11%, maar wel wat lastiger voor de finale.quote:
quote:"I am happy it is over because I didn't feel so good today actually," admitted Mollema after the race. "The second half of the race the legs were not so good. In the start, I felt good, but then in one moment… With an uphill finish and you have bad legs, you are always afraid to lose time. I was lucky actually it was a headwind on the last climb; I was suffering a lot."
"The first climb was really long but not so steep, and that went okay," added Mollema. "On the last climb, I was not feeling so good, and I was happy that I finished with the favorites. For once, in the end, it was coming back a little bit, so I could still be there with the group. It was a good day to have a bad day."