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Petacchi to debut in Donoratico

Star sprinter Alessandro Petacchi will make his 2008 racing debut in the GP Costa degli Etruschi in Donoratico, Italy, which he has won the last three years in a row. The Milram rider will be accompanied by team-mates Marco Velo, Alberto Ongarato, Fabio Sabatini, Elia Rigotto, Niki Terpstra, Volodymyr Diudia, Matej Jurco and Martin Müller. Australian Brett Lancaster had to cancel the race because of a fever.

"I love the race in Donoratico," said Petacchi ahead of the event taking place this Saturday, February 9. "I won it the last three times and starting with a win always raises morale."

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