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Tour gallery: Alessandro Petacchi

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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) wins in Brussels

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) wins in Brussels
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) rode into green

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) rode into green
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Green jersey holder Alessandro Petacchi lost 13 minutes, but will get to keep wearing that jersey on stage 3.

Green jersey holder Alessandro Petacchi lost 13 minutes, but will get to keep wearing that jersey on stage 3.
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) takes second

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) takes second
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) and Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam) are locked in a tight battle for the green jersey.

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) and Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam) are locked in a tight battle for the green jersey.
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) narrowed the points deficit to green jersey holder Thor Hushovd.

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) narrowed the points deficit to green jersey holder Thor Hushovd.
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre) gets a greeting from his former foe, Erik Zabel.

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre) gets a greeting from his former foe, Erik Zabel.
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Alessandro Petacchi was beaten in Gueugnon

Alessandro Petacchi was beaten in Gueugnon
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Alessandro Petacchi at the start of what would be a very good day.

Alessandro Petacchi at the start of what would be a very good day.
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) can't hide his delight on the podium

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) can't hide his delight on the podium
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) celebrates after crossing the line

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) celebrates after crossing the line
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) celebrates on the podium

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) celebrates on the podium
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) soaks up the applause on the podium

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) soaks up the applause on the podium
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) is in great shape at this year's Tour de France

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) is in great shape at this year's Tour de France
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Alessandro Petacchi has a moment with his team car.

Alessandro Petacchi has a moment with his team car.
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre) doesn't do Paris-Roubaix for a good reason.

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre) doesn't do Paris-Roubaix for a good reason.
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A battered Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) is back on his bike after crashing heavily on the descent of the Stockeu.

A battered Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) is back on his bike after crashing heavily on the descent of the Stockeu.
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) pulls on the green jersey

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) pulls on the green jersey
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre) is back in green after the Tour's 11th stage.

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre) is back in green after the Tour's 11th stage.
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) would surrender his green jersey to Hushovd at the end of the stage.

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) would surrender his green jersey to Hushovd at the end of the stage.
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The green jersey of Alessandro Petacchi wasn't under threat today.

The green jersey of Alessandro Petacchi wasn't under threat today.
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Alessandro Petacchi is happy being green.

Alessandro Petacchi is happy being green.
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) lost his green jersey at the end of the stage

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) lost his green jersey at the end of the stage
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) started the day in green, but would surrender the jersey to Thor Hushovd.

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) started the day in green, but would surrender the jersey to Thor Hushovd.
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) wins the green jersey for the first time in his career.

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) wins the green jersey for the first time in his career.
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) defended his green jersey in Paris.

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) defended his green jersey in Paris.
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini)

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini)
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Alessandro Petacchi and Ivan Basso chat at the start

Alessandro Petacchi and Ivan Basso chat at the start
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Alessandro Petacchi rolls in, losing green to Thor Hushovd.

Alessandro Petacchi rolls in, losing green to Thor Hushovd.
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) answers question about his links to the police investigation in Italy

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) answers question about his links to the police investigation in Italy
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Alessandro Petacchi lost contact with the main group and the green jersey, too.

Alessandro Petacchi lost contact with the main group and the green jersey, too.
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) is looking for a third stage victory today

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) is looking for a third stage victory today
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) illuminated the opening week of the 2003 Tour de France with four dominant stage wins. A lot of water has passed under the bridge since that centenary Tour seven years ago, but the big man from La Spezia continues to crank out the victories. The Gentleman Sprinter returns to France this year looking to clock up some more podium appearances and he willl be aiming to battle it out for the green jersey all the way to Paris.