Petacchi denies any involvement in crash

André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) might have been a little unfair in his comments when he suggested that Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD) was responsible for the massive crash that brought riders like Jurgen Roelandts and Frederic Guesdon to the ground. “Petacchi went from left to right. He didn’t care about the crash. He’s a big star but he shouldn’t do this and just keep the line,” was the German’s first reaction after his win on stage 1 of the Santos Tour Down Under in Clare.

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