Tosatto impressed with Boonen

One of the important wagons - if not the locomotive itself - of the famous silver train which drove Alessandro Petacchi to victory so many times in recent years, Matteo Tosatto, is very impressed with his new sprint leader, Tom Boonen. After changing teams to support one of Petacchi's greatest rivals and getting acquainted with his new teammates and the structure of the new lead-out train, Tosatto had nothing but praise for the World Champion.

"Tom is much more explosive [than Petacchi]," the Italian told AFP news agency. "Alessandro is stronger on a long sprint, and he has more experience. Then again, Tom has won so many races already that he doesn't stand behind."

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