Wednesday May 1
Petacchi downbeat after UCI refuses Omega Pharma transfer
Alessandro Petacchi will watch his first of many races on TV when the Giro d'Italia kicks off in Naples on Saturday.
Will Petacchi jet back in time for the Tour?
The world of cycling was rocked this week when veteran sprint king Alessandro Petacchi called time on an 18-year career almost 12 entire months after his last prestigious victory in the Bayern-Rundfahrt. Contrary to the beliefs of many cynics, the 39-year-old Italian has not made it his new job to get as far away from Mantua as feasibly possible ... (more)
Amstel Gold Commentary: Do Riders Make The Race, Or The Course?
Roman Kreuziger, Marco Marcato, and Giampaolo Caruso bridge to the breakaway on the penultimate climb of the Cauberg - Fotoreporter Sirotti Last week I asserted that the tendency of Amstel Gold to resemble a halfheartedly lively parade until an uphill sprint on the Cauberg was the fault of riders rather than an inevitable result of the course as it ... (more)