Change of plan for Petacchi

Star sprinter Alessandro Petacchi was forced to pull out before the start of the Brixia Tour last...

Star sprinter Alessandro Petacchi was forced to pull out before the start of the Brixia Tour last week due to a muscular strain. He was expected to be back in action for the Tour de la Région Wallonne today but has decided to delay a little more, with the HEW-Cyclassics-Cup in Hamburg on July 31st his next competitive appointment.

"Fortunately a second scan has ruled out serious problems with the muscle of the left leg" says Petacchi. "But in case it flares up I will also miss the Tour de la Région Wallonne. I am amost certain to return to racing in the GP of Hamburg."

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