Star sprinter Alessandro Petacchi tore a muscle in training yesterday, forcing him to pull out of the Brixia Tour. "While I did a sprint in training this morning I felt something go in the left quadriceps near the femur," he said. "I returned home and had an ultrasound which verified I tore a muscle in that area."
The Fassa Bortolo rider will have a couple of days complete rest before repeating the scan. The result of this will determine if he competes in the Tour de la Région Wallonne from July 25-29.