Paolo Bettini

Paolo Bettini was declared the winner of the prestigious Oscar Gazzetta on December 31 and ended an emotional and highly successful 2006 by answering questions from members of the Cycling Weekly forum.

As ever the Quick Step rider did not hold back, speaking his mind about the tragic death of his brother Sauro, finally winning the world title, his team mate Tom Boonen, his training, the problems of doping and even the controversial topic of DNA tests.

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