Gatto guns to glory on stage two
Oscar Gatto sprinted to victory on the 195km second stage of the Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria in Vibo Valentia.
The Farnese Vini-Sottoli Neri rider just managed to keep up with the leading pack of 27 riders on a day dominated by cold temperatures and heavy rain, but powered to the front and sprinted clear to cross the line in five hours 21 minutes 14 seconds.
Liquigas-Cannondale's Daniel Oss came second, with Lampre-ISD's Francesco Gavazzi third to make it an all-Italian podium, with home nation riders taking nine of the top 10 spots.
Gavazzi's team-mate Daniele Pietropolli finished fourth to retain his lead in the general classification.
Stage two results
1. Oscar Gatto (Italy) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli - 5:21:14
2. Daniel Oss (Italy) Liquigas-Cannondale - same time
3. Francesco Gavazzi (Italy) Lampre - ISD - - "
4. Daniele Pietropolli (Italy) Lampre - ISD - - "
5. Rafai Chtioui (Tunisia) Acqua & Sapone - - "
6. Luca Ascani (Italy) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo - - "
7. Paolo Bailetti (Italy) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia - - "
8. Federico Canuti (Italy) Colnago - CSF Inox - - "
9. Pasquale Muto (Italy) Miche - - "
10. Damiano Caruso (Italy) Liquigas-Cannondale - - "
11. Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spain) Androni Giocattoli - - "
12. Edoardo Girardi (Italy) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia - - "
13. Stefan Schumacher (Germany) Miche - - "
14. Fortunato Baliani (Italy) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo - - "
15. Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Colombia) Androni Giocattoli - - "
16. Gašper Švab (Slovenia) Sava - - "
17. Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spain) De Rosa - "
1. Daniele Pietropolli (Italy) Lampre - ISD - 9:23:12
2. Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Colombia) Androni Giocattoli +0:00:06
3. Daniel Oss (Italy) Liquigas-Cannondale +0:00:09