Petacchi sick in bed

Alessandro Petacchi has been confined to bed and is taking antibiotics after falling ill. The Team Milram rider complained of a cold and sore throat before Milano-Sanremo, but rode that race anyway. The Italian captain had to pass on Rund um Köln, which itself was cancelled due to bad weather. The sprinter doesn't plan on doing any training this week, the team said on its website,

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