Two-time World Champion Paolo Bettini offered his services to Rai television for the 2009 season, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. The retired cyclist would like to commentate from the back of a motorbike for Italy's biggest races.
The rider from La California, Italy retired after the World Championships last month. He just finished racing the 6-Daagse van Amsterdam with Spaniard Joan Llaneras. The duo will race at the Milan Six Day next week.
Rai is Italy's main television station and broadcasts the country's biggest events. The newspaper wrote that Bettini is interested in the Tirreno-Adriatico, Milano-Sanremo and the Giro d'Italia.