Thursday, September 13, 2007
Vuelta a Espana 2007 Stage 11: Petacchi finds form
It had to happen eventually. After his asthma medication 'bungle', lack of racing and loss of form, Alessandro Petacchi came roaring back. CN reports: Alessandro Petacchi marked a return to the big time with career win number 18 in the Vuelta a España. The Italian, who was hassled over the summer in a doping-related investigation, rode the wheel of Milram team-mate Erik Zabel through the final bends in the finishing town of Algemesí. World Champion Paolo Bettini's charge fell short, as the Italian from Quick.Step was only able to finish second. Zabel kept speeds high to finish third, over André Greipel (T-Mobile) and Carlos Da Cruz (Française Des Jeux).