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Tour of Spain 2005 – Stage 3

August 29, 2005 – Alex Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo) has taken today’s stage of the Vuelta. It was another very hot day where most breakaways were thwarted due to the weather. Ultimately, the Fassa boys set Petacchi up for a great win over T-Mobile’s Erik Zabel.


1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 3.48.41 (40.22 km/h)
2 Erik Zabel (Ger) T-Mobile Team
3 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step – Innergetic
4 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole
5 Giosu̬ Bonomi (Ita) Lampre РCaffita
6 Max Van Heeswijk (Ned) Discovery Channel
7 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems
8 Tom Steels (Bel) Davitamon – Lotto
9 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
10 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas – Bianchi


1 Bradley McGee (Aus) Française des Jeux 8.50.32
2 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Cofidis, le credit par telephone 0.32
3 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Fassa Bortolo 0.39
4 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Saunier Duval – Prodir 0.41
5 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team
6 Francisco Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Lampre – Caffita 0.42
7 Unai Yus Kerejeta (Spa) Bouygues Telecom 0.53
8 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Quick Step – Innergetic 1.02
9 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 1.05
10 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC

25 Michael Barry (Can) Discovery Channel 1.34

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