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ASO gives Petacchi green light to fly in Paris-Tours

Alessandro Petacchi wins the 2007 Paris-Tours

Alessandro Petacchi wins the 2007 Paris-Tours (Image credit: AFP)

The Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) reversed its decision and gave Team LPR Brakes the right to race in Paris-Tours, October 12, according to Agr. The French organiser originally excluded the Italian Team of Danilo Di Luca and Alessandro Petacchi.

The invite is good news for recent-recruit Petacchi, winner of last year's edition with Team Milram. He will be able to contest the sprinters' classics against the likes of Tom Boonen, Daniele Bennati and perennial favourite, Erik Zabel.

LPR Team Manager, Fabio Bordonali, welcomed ASO's decision. "This invite acknowledges our force and considers our sincerity. To participate in Paris-Tours is a dream come true, to win it would be something else," he said in a team press release.

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