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Alessandro Petacchi, the well known Italian professional road cyclist has reportedly taken his loss in the Milan San Remo into his stride and said that he has learnt a lot from his loss there. He and his fellow team mate Filippo Pozzato said he feels the same about the outcome and the best that they can do now is look forward to the future.
Both Pozzato and Petacchi are a part of the Lampre Merida team and they had both had victories at the Milan San Remo in the past. They couldn’t make a significant impression at the Milan San Remo this year and now they have announced that they have leant from their mistakes. They have reportedly said that they will work on their techniques and change their negatives into positives to make sure that they don’t fall behind anymore in the future.
Alessandro Petacchi is known for his skills as a sprinter and he has already won 51 Grand Tour stages. In the years 2004 and 2005, he won stage jerseys for the Giro d’Italia, and tour de France respectively.
In the year 2007, Alessandro Petacchi faced a setback when he was charged with doping. But later on he was cleared with a warning to manage his levels of asthma medicine more carefully.
They are going to take part in the upcoming E3 Prijs Vlaanderen–Harelbeke and there they said that Fabian Cancellara, Tom Boonen, and Peter Sagan are their main competitors and they will definitely keep a lookout for these 3 threats and try and keep their heads up in the race.
Petacchi is also looking forward to an important win in the upcoming Gent-Wevelgem and says that if he wins that it would give his confidence a huge boost and will help him be more focused in future races.
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Fans of cyclist Alessandro Petacchi have a reason to rejoice. The 38 year old sprinter from La Spezia, in le Cinque Terre, ended in 3rd position at Tour de San Luis. Tour de San Luis kicked off on 21st January and concluded on 27th January, 2013.
After an indifferent 2012 season mainly due to varied health issues, Petacchi had said that he was keen to demonstrate that he can still be a showstopper; and it seems that Petacchi is living up to his words.
Petacchi, the winner of 51 Grand Tours Stages and globally renowned for his speed, was earlier serving a national ban since 2007 from the Italian Federation due to his dope charges, but he is expected to be back in the national team after the court cleared his name on the ground that he accidentally overdosed on his prescribed asthma medication.
The Tour de San Luis 2013 was won by Mark Cavendish and Italian sprinter Modolo emerged second with Petacchi coming in third. The other sprinters in the 1st stage race (164 km, San Luis to Villa Mercedes) included Palma (Jamis Sutter), de Luna (Mexico), Juarez (Mexico), Perez (Buenos Aires), Nazareth (Funvic), Lucero (san Luis Somos Todos) and Hacecky (Dukla).
After completing the race, Petacchi said that in the last 5 km stretch he was struggling a bit due to some signalling mileage problem. Cavendish took advantage of this and made a dash, winning the race.
Even at the age of 39, Petacchi showed no sign of stress or fatigue and looked in top shape during the race. In fact, he seemed to be at his very best during the Tour de San Luis and had he not had the vision problem, he might have emerged as the winner.
Though, winning the pole position would have been great, coming in 3rd is a wonderful start to Petachhi’s 2013 season.
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Alessandro Petacchi gave his fans a reason to rejoice when he bagged the 3rd position at the Tour de San Luis. The Tour de San Luis started off on 21st January, 2013 and will continue up to 27th of January, 2013.
Alessandro Petachhi, known for his speed has won 51 Grand Tours Stages earlier. In the year 2007, he failed the doping test but the courts cleared him later on grounds of the fact that he accidently overdosed on his asthma medications. Alessandro is currently a part of the Team Lampre-Merida.
The Tour de San Luis Stage was won by Mark Cavendish and the other competitors in the race were Palma (Jamis Sutter), Juarez (Mexico), Lucero (san Luis Somos Todos), Nazareth (Funvic), Hacecky (Dukla), Perez (Buenos Aires) and de Luna (Mexico).
Alessandro said that in the last 5 kilometers. He was struggling a bit because of some problem with the signaling mileage. Taking this chance to beat Alessandro, Cavendish made his dash and went on to finish the race, taking the lead. He was then followed by Modolo and Petachhi who finished at 2nd and 3rd position respectively.
At 39 years of age, there is not a hint of fatigue or stress in Alessandro Petacchi. He seemed to be at his best at the Tour de san Luis from the beginning and fans believe that if he hadn’t had the visibility problem, he might have even come out as the winner.
Fans believe that it would obviously have been better if he would have won at the first position but coming 3rd at something so prestigious like the Tour de San Luis also something very amazing.
The Doping Committee in Italy has decided to make sure that the rules and investigation methods in this field should be made stricter but people who have been banned before should also be given a chance later on so that they get an opportunity to play for nation teams.
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It has been almost sixteen years that Alessandro Petacchi has been on the bike. The rider also has the intention to have Mark Cavendish as the main lead-out rider for him in the upcoming season. He has been known quite a while now for changing teams but now he seems to be quite interested with Lampre-ISD that has made him renew his contract for another year. He also wishes that Mark Cavendish joins his team and takes the lead position of riding for the upcoming season. Mark Cavendish seems to be quite unhappy with Team Sky and wishes to leave in 2013 although he has signed his contract with the tam till 2014 because the team has been showing an obvious preference for Bradley Wiggins.
Alessandro Petacchi wants to make good use of this opportunity and he has earlier stated that he already had a word with Mark during the Criterium du Dauphine and has offered to join his team according to the reports. Team Scringo-Blue Storm was the first team that Petacchi started playing with and continued for up to three years. After that came Team Fassa Bortolo (2000-2005). Team Milram was also represented by Alessandro from 2006-08 and LPR Brakes-Ballan from 2008-09.
Since last season Alessandro Petacchi had not had quite a good fortune in victories. He could manage to secure only three stage wins and won only by a point’s classification in Bayern-Rundfahrt. Now his eyes are set towards the Tour of Beijing where he wants to give his best and win back his position. Securing points for the UCI is his main bull’s eye right now and meanwhile he keeps his fingers crossed about what his team decides about his wish to have Mark Cavendish as the front man.