Posts Tagged ‘Elia Rigotto’

Team MILRAM captain looks for fourth consecutive win

Dortmund, 07 February 2008.  Team MILRAM captain Alessandro Petacchi will open his 2008 season on Saturday, February 9, with the GP Costa degli Etruschi.  With a team aimed at a mass sprint finish, the German ProTour team will look for the Italian sprinter star’s fourth consecutive win.

„The first race of the year is always a special one for me,“ MILRAM captain Alessandro Petacchi said.  „The GP Costa degli Etruschi takes place about 100 km from my hometown, so my whole family is there every year.  Of course that gives me extra motivation.  I hope that we can go well-organized into the mass sprint directly at the beginning of the season.  I naturally want to repeat my victory of the last years.“ Continue Reading »

Source: Turkeypress

Tour Down Under chief commissaire Michael Robb described the headbutt by Italian Elia Rigotto which put Australian cyclist Mathew Hayman out of the race Friday as the most vicious he had seen in a long time.

Rigotto knocked Hayman off his bike with 300 metres (980 feet) of the 134 kilometre (80 mile) fourth stage remaining, although a teammate of the Australian said he thought it was accidental. Continue Reading »

Source: Yahoo News

ADELAIDE, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Italian cyclist Elia Rigotto was disaqualified from the Tour Down Under on Friday for causing an accident that left Australia’s Mathew Hayman with a broken collarbone.

Race officials accused the Italian of “headbutting” the Australian in a frantic sprint to the finish line. He was disqualified from the race and fined, although he insisted it was an accident and Hayman accepted his apology. Continue Reading »

Source: TDU Website

Tour Down Under Race Doctor Peter Barnes has advised that Rabobank rider Mathew Hayman, who crashed today in the final 300 metres of the sprint into Strathalbyn at the end of Stage 4, has undergone successful surgery to repair his fractured left collar bone. Continue Reading »