Petacchi searches for new team, major races

Alessandro Petacchi (LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini)

Alessandro Petacchi (LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Italian sprinter Alessandro Petacchi says he is ready to leave LPR Brakes one year early in order to find a new team that can offer guaranteed participation in top races. Petacchi, who has won four Tour de France stage in his career, is in negotiations with top-level ProTour teams for the 2010 season.

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