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Rider Comments: TDF Stage 5

Another sprinters day, and another day for Alessandro Petacchi,” Super Sprinter” he’s not “Super Mario” but he’s getting there! More from Petacchi and the others, courtesy of our Italian Bureau.

Paolo Bettini (Quick Step): “I tried in the only one hill, but unluckily we were only 3 men and one was Vinokurov, so the group wouldn’t let us get away. I will try again in the first hilly stages”

Nicola Loda (Fassa Bortolo): “It’s a pleasure to work for a guy like this! (Alessandro Petacchi) All the team is doing a good job, and with him, everything is easier”.

Alessandro Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo): “My team mates are incredible, starting from Loda to Velo, and before Bruseghin, Cioni, Gustov and Montgomery. They are really amazing! When they were close to me, I told each of them ‘you’re great!’ It’s difficult to win everywhere, at the Giro, and at Vuelta, but here, in the Tour, as everybody knows, the average speed is very high. Today it has been a very fast stage. I think I showed that I’m a rider for the future”.

And to finish a special quote from our Italian correspondent: Michele Tomasi (Chicas team): “it has been a very hot day at the beach, but luckily it was full of girls wearing bikini”.

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