First day of school for Petacchi at Eneco Tour

Alessandro Petacchi made his long-awaited return to WorldTour racing during the 175.3 kilometre opening stage of the Eneco Tour from Koksijde to Ardooie in Belgium on Monday. The opening sprint presented the chance for any one of the headline sprinters to claim the overall leader's jersey and for Petacchi it was a welcome return to two-wheeled action.

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