Rodriguez shocks Petacchi to win ninth stage

CAROVIGNO (Italy): US rider Fred Rodriguez of the Acqua e Sapone team won a sprint finish to push Italian sprint ace Alessandro Petacchi into second in the ninth stage of the Tour of Italy here on Monday. 

Fassa Bortolo rider Petacchi left his final attack too late in the windy conditions and just failed to claim his fifth stage win in this year's race. 

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