Alessandro Petacchi signs to Italian Southeast team for 2015

Veteran Italian sprinter Alessandro Petacchi signs for Italian Southeast team, formerly known as Neri Sottoli

Alessandro Petacchi on the podium after winning the 2014 Grand Prix Pino Cerami

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

At 41 years old, Alessandro Petacchi will keep sprinting into 2015 after signing a new deal with the Southeast team.

The Italian was the winner of the 2010 Tour de France green jersey and acted as lead-out man for Mark Cavendish at team Omega Pharma-QuickStep during 2014.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.