Super-Sprinter Petacchi Makes In Nine Giro dÕItalia Stage Wins
After winning his 9th stage in this yearÕs Giro dÕItalia, Fassa BortoloÕs Alessandro Petacchi was almost overwhelmed with joy, as Ale-Jet explained ŅToday, on the last day of the Giro, weÕre all really tired, but I have a really great team that supported me. Today I rode a beautiful sprint, with a great leadout...when Velo went, I didnÕt even know if I could get past him. IÕm really happy today and I want to dedicate this win once again to Paolo FassaÉand all my teammates. To win 9 stages, well, IÕve won almost half of the stages at the Giro, so it will be hard to repeat this feat! And to win in front of all my tifosi here in Milano is the maximum. I just canÕt say anything more..."