Alessandro Petacchi joins Omega Pharma-QuickStep

Alessandro Petacchi, Omega Pharma QuickStep

Thursday, August 1, is officially Alessandro Petacchi's first day with the Omega Pharma-QuickStep team.

The Italian sprint veteran had announced his retirement from the Lampre-Merida team shortly after Paris-Roubaix in the spring, but was asked by Mark Cavendish's Belgian team to join them for the remainder of the season.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.