You've seen the first stage of Murcia, but that's not the only action happening today. Lampre's Mirco Lorenzetto took Grega Bole and Alessandro Petacchi on the line in the sprint finale of the Giro Del Friuli in Pordenone. This is basically a circuit race, and supposedly features some climbing, but the 25km of flat before the line allowed a large group to come in together. The Friuli race had been cancelled the past five years before returning today.
- Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.
- Grega Bole (Slo) Amica Chips - Knauf, s.t.
- Manuel Belletti (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni, s.t.
Back in Belgium, Quick Step's Wouter Weylandt outkicked breakaway partner Remi Cusin (Agritubel) for the Memorial Samyn title. And that's about all I know there. Results:
- Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step
- Rémi Cusin (Fra) Agritubel, s.t.
- Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team, at 0.06