Petacchi eager to prove himself

There is no doubt that the season of 2012 has been a season full of depression, desperation and frustration for Alessandra Petacchi. Hence, the ace rider is more than determined to put the past behind him and make this season his own.


There is no doubt that the season of 2012 has been a season full of depression, desperation and frustration for Alessandra Petacchi. Hence, the ace rider is more than determined to put the past behind him and make this season his own.

Though 2012 was a ‘lighter year’ for Petacchi as far as results are concerned, he is not the one to slow down. Speaking to the media he said, “In 2012 there were injuries, illnesses and a lot of other problems and taking all of them together I was never in the perfect condition and state of mind before any of the key events. I hope that I will not be facing any of these problems this time around”.

Petacchi has committed a fourth season with the Lampre-ISD team and he has gone on record saying that he believes that as far as bunch sprints are concerned, he still has it in him to complete with the very best of the lot. Lampre-ISD can support him and Petacchi thinks that Roberto Ferrari, a last minute recruit for the team, is truly an asset and they can work very well together.

Talking about Ferrai, Petacchi said, “He has some wonderful qualities. I am sure that he will bring immense satisfaction for the team. Between him and me, we’ll share the objectives of the team and this I hope, will serve the team in the best way possible”.

Talking about the season of 2013, Petacchi said, “This is a very important season for me. I want to prove (to myself) that I am still a player and I think I can do it. I believe that I will be able to bring great satisfaction to Lampre-ISD”.

Petacchi had earlier said that he has installed a new gym in his house, so that he can train in the winters as well and he was eager to prove himself this year.