Petacchi Compares Gaviria To Sagan

Alessandro Petacchi, the former cyclist, is happy with the performance that Fernando Gaviria is putting at the moment, He believes that the quickstep rider Gaviria is a very good racer and compares him with Peter Sagan.


Gaviria, from Colombia has impressed one and all with this cycling prowess during 2016. He has won stage victories in popular races like the Vuelta a San Juan, the Tour de San Luis, the Tirreno-Adriatico and the Tour de Pologne. He has also won the 2016 edition of the Paris-Tours. With so much of achievement in one year, there is no doubting the ability of the racer and this explains why Alessandro rates him this high.

Petacchi thinks that he is the new Peter Sagan and has heaps of praises for Gaviria. The former Italian sprinter is very much impressed with his cycling skills and his determination to make it big. He has only praise for Gaviria and says that he is a cycling genius. He has got loads of talent and skills to become a great cycling champion one day. Petacchi is really impressed with the way Gaviria moves in the peloton. Continue reading “Petacchi Compares Gaviria To Sagan”

PETACCHI SAYS HE WLL PLAY TENNIS UPON RETIREMENT.

Alessandro Petacchi has been Italy’s best sprinter over the last decade.


He has had one of the most impressive careers, with the most recent when he joined team southeast in 2015, racing through the Giro d’Italia, and winning 22 stages throughout his career with the team.

The 42-year old Italian retired last year, after an appearance in the Giro d’Italia.

“I’m still not well after a virus knocked me out in the Giro d’Italia,” he said.

“To tell the truth, I haven’t touched my bike since June 9 when I hung it up in the garage from the ceiling with the rest of the bikes without wheels,” Petacchi added.

Petacchi had retired earlier, but resurfaced in 2014 to assist in leading out Mark Cavendish in team Omega Pharma-QuickStep.

Petacchi retired for the second time last year, after enjoying a successful career with many victories. In 2010, he counted six stages in the Tour de France, where he won the green points jerseys.

The Spanish grand tour was probably his favorite, which he had won 20 times. The most precious trophy in his cabinet is the Milan-San Remo, and Scheldeprijs and Paris-Tours. Continue reading “PETACCHI SAYS HE WLL PLAY TENNIS UPON RETIREMENT.”

A Peep Into Petacchi’s S-Works Tarmac

Alessandro Petacchi has hung his boots as far as professional road racing cycling is concerned.


He retired from the sport last year and this 42 year old Italian is still remembered by cycling enthusiasts for his bikes and his control over them. He last raced for the Wilier Triestina-Southeast team.

Petacchi was an Alpha sprinter and had won over 48 tour stages during his illustrious career. All his major achievements came during the 2000 to 2010 period. He bowed out of the role of the Alpha Sprinter in 2012 and joined Omega Pharma Quick Step as Mark Cavendish’s lead man in 2014. The Petacchi’s bike stood out for all the good reasons and is admired for the extreme set up.

The Italian is about 6 feet tall and hence his bikes are set as track machines. The saddle to handlebar drop is huge at 14cm and its reach is 62.5cm. He has the option to choose any of the zip wheels that he likes, unlike his teammates. Petacchi opts for the 303 tubular. He loves to race with the Tarmac despite having the Vengo aero bike.
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Alessandro Petacchi Plans To Retire

Cycling, like sprinting, is a physically grueling exercise.


Hence, it should not come as a surprise when popular athletes announce their decision to retire. One such name is Alessandro Petacchi. He has announced his retirement from the profession of cycling. Having gained fame initially as an Italian sprinter, he has decided to retire from his cycling career at the age of 41. Fans will recollect many of his wins like the Giro d’Italia in 2003. He has been known as the best sprinter for the past decade. He has announced his retirement recently after he completed the latest Giro d’Italia. He states that the reason is having a viral infection that affected him during the event. He admits that, after the event he has not touched his bikes for the first week of June. Many of his fans remember his more recent cycling events like the Tour of Langkawi where he participated in the year 2015 in stage 4. Continue reading “Alessandro Petacchi Plans To Retire”

Sir Chris Hoy all set to race at the Le Mans 24 hour

Sir Chris Hoy, a well known cycling champion, would step up his journey in motorsport by taking part at the at Le Mans, in June.

The forty year old man from Scotland, who is also the most successful Olympian of United Kingdom, would contend in the 2nd tier at the well known twenty-four hour event.

Chris as well as two teammates would drive a Ligier JS P2 chassis, powered by Nissan, at the Le Mans’ Circuit de la Sarthe. Hoy told that he is not thinking beyond the Le Mans. He is only thinking about getting to the start of the race.

After his retirement from cycling, Hoy took part in the British GT Championship in the year 2014 and participated in the European Le Mans Series previous year, with his team winning the award. In France, his co-drivers would be Briton Michael Munemann and Frenchman Andrea Pizzitola.
The eleven time world track cycling champ along with 7 Olympic medals told that he would not prefer to say that he is Chris – a racing driver. But on his Twitter account, he now has ‘race cars’ at the end of the little list of things. He altered that in the previous week.
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Punching By Petacchi Leads To Furious Energy From Harrif

Mohd Harrif Salleh, the rider of Terengganu Cycling Team stated that his fierceness with Alessandro Petacchi has allegedly made him a punch bag. He points out that Petacchi had punched him in the stage sixth from behind of the Langkawi Tour of 2015 which began from Maran to Karak. The act was according to him completely unprofessional. The incident took place when two kilometre in the final was left with a minimum line margin.

The reason for his punching was that his team’s player was also in the same path. Concentration was disturbed by the action according to Mohd Hariff. He thought of sprinting away but then was also cautious that he would cause the act to be repeated. He feels that if his actions seem to be probable he is going to lose his temper. Another team mate of his team was also punched by other rider which is disgraceful but the name of the rider was not revealed by him.

Report to the commissar of the rider is what he wants to submit. Sebastian Duclos, the coach of TSG is also heralded by this news. Continue reading “Punching By Petacchi Leads To Furious Energy From Harrif”

2015 gets set for Alessandro Petacchi For The Team Of Italian Southeast

Neri Sottoli is the name by which the team of Italian Southeast was familiar as for which Alessandro has signed for. 2015 will witness lot of sprints from him. In 2010 he won the Tour of France with the green jersey by his side and in 2014 he was the leader for Omega Quick-Step to Mark Cavendish.

Stating his desire to an Italian Newspaper he stated that he still has the same desire to go on with the cycling as he had earlier. He believes that his ability can help the team. A professional team of the continental is what can be described as the team of Italian Sotheast.

For 2015 the colour of the team’s jersey is grey instead of the neon yellow. Many cases of doping were levelled against the team in 2013 as well as 2014 with Danilo Di Luca, Mauro and Matteo respectively. The director of the team clearly showed his disappointment against the team. It will be a professional 20th season for him. Continue reading “2015 gets set for Alessandro Petacchi For The Team Of Italian Southeast”

Alessandro Petacchi Without Contract For The Next Season

The financial crisis that Italy is facing at the moment has also affected the country’s cycling. A number of Italian professional cyclists including Alessandro Petacchi haven’t been able to sign a contract for the upcoming season.

Petacchi has said that he would quit cycling if he is unable to find employment for the next season. He finds travelling so much to be burdening and he further added that if he retires, he’ll devote himself to his family. Continue reading “Alessandro Petacchi Without Contract For The Next Season”

Petacchi Leading The Way Without A Contract

The economic crisis in Italy is continuing in the world of cycling as well. Other riders along with Alessandro Petacchi are unemployed for the season of 2015. Petacchi who is 40 years old stated that if he does not get a contract he is going to quit. He has made other plans if he does not get a contract which is to spend time with his family which is of utmost significance to him.

In 2010 he won the green jersey for Tour de France but what is disappointing is he does not have a renewed contract. Other riders are negotiating with the team of second division to find a place in the team. Petacchi is not weighed down by it but wants to continue with the experience of riding. He is in search for a team who will take good care of him. The riders of the Italian team are forced to step down to lower ranks. Some riders had to be sacrificed in the second division. It seems as if a crisis situation is going on amongst the riders of the team of Italy.

He is also thinking of leaving the team of Omega Pharma– Quick Step in 2015. He had retired briefly in 2013. He stated himself that in comparison to other sprinters he stands nowhere. He is in talks with other two teams in 2015. The general manager states that he has got experience behind his name which is going to back him. The deal is going to get sorted down according to the cycling agents. He has got his rhythm with him and what he wants to do is just find a way back in a team which takes him and at the same time which maintains a relationship. Yet he seems to be leading the way.