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”

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”

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”

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”

Cyclist Breaks World Record

Age is just a number for centenarian Robrt Marchand- the 102-year-old rider has awed everybody by breaking his world record in cycling speed last Friday. Marchand’s recent magnanimous feat is surely like the much needed oxygen for the seniors to stay active defying their graduating age.

Marchand rode around 16. 7 miles (26.927 kilometers) in 1 hour, beating up his earlier world record by riding over 2.5 kilometers within the same time-frame. The new record has helped him to top the roster among the 100+ age group riders. Interestingly, the centenarian has been able to refute the usual notion that growing age reduces capacity. Continue reading “Cyclist Breaks World Record”