Petacchi struggling to repeat last year's Tour success

Alessandro Petacchi wins Volta a Catalunya 2011 stage two

Alessandro Petacchi finished second to Mark Cavendish on Friday in Châteauroux, but has otherwise fallen short in this year's Tour de France. The Italian had already won two stages and firmly put himself at the top of the green jersey competition by this point in last year's race.

"I'm not the same as last year," Petacchi told Cycling Weekly. "I had problems heading into this year's Tour."

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