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After years of being an Alpha sprinter, Alessandro Petacchi came to the 2014 Tour de France as a lead-out man for Mark Cavendish

Pro bike: Alessandro Petacchi's S-Works Tarmac

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July 23, 02:20

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

Italian Alessandro Petacchi was once an Alpha sprinter in his own right, winning no less than 48 Grand Tour stages from 2000 to 2010. After bowing out of this role at the end of 2012, he joined Omega Pharma-Quick Step for 2014 as a lead-out man for Mark Cavendish. Even among a field of flexible, aero-minded pros, Petacchi's bike stands out for its extreme set-up.

Standing 6ft / 1.84m, the lanky Italian has his bikes set up almost like track machines, with a huge amount of...

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