"Petacchi en Bartoli samen in de Ronde?" was the headline that caught my eye. Bartoli comeback rumours have been swirling. Pictures of him training with Basso. Then this.
According to Het Volk, Pettachi wants to ride the Tour of Flanders and hopes Bartoli will be on his team by the Three days of DePanne. That would rule.
Other sites may drool over VDB, but Bartoli was always the epitome of pro style to me. Especially his Het Volk win in the Italian champs jersye with the giant Mapei ski-gloves.
There is an interview in the Gazzetta della Sport where he ethers Riis and CSC. Saying their unorthodox training camps were a disaster that ruined his 04 season.
Hopefully if he does come back at 38, he can be competitive, but that is a tall order.
Attack on the Mur
LBL the next year. The classic Italian attacking out of the saddle in the drops
His last big win Lombardia 2003