Oct 30, 2011 – Italian sprinter Alessandro Petacchi has revealed he wants to continue racing for two more years, even though he is fast approaching his 38th birthday.
The Lampre rider, a winner of the points classification at all three Grand Tours, told La Gazzetta dello Sport that he asks himself whether or not he should continue but is ready to keep going.
“Sometimes I ask myself. It’s the passion, I’m totally serious about this sport, 110 percent,” he said.
Pettachi has won six Tour de France stages in his his career and 22 in his home Tour of Italy.
He was suspended for a year after testing positive for the banned substance salbutamol in the 2007 Tour of Italy.