23 year old Italian, Elia Rigotto. Stars on the tris. He got his first professional win at stage 6 of the 33rd Tour Méditerranéen in February 2006. He was leading out for Zabel and ended up winning himself.
With one kilometer to go, I went to the head of the peloton. Leading the group, I entered a tunnel with lots of speed and Zabel on my wheel but when we exited the tunnel I saw that I had a gap on the field which is when I decided to go for the win.”