Bettini has high hopes for young Italian team at World Champs

Paolo Bettini

The Italian national coach, Paolo Bettini likes what he sees in Valkenburg. His team has previewed the World Championships road race course for Sunday, when - even with a young team - anything is possible.

"I did it when I was young and I would've liked to have raced it when I was at my best," Bettini told Cycling Weekly. "However, I'm happy how it went for me. I won two titles all the same."

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