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  1. Rainbow of the Century: Sagan vs. BoonenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 1 | Podium Cafe

    ... some real quality. Riders treasure the distinction as a lifetime palmare, and somewhere in Italy right now Paolo Bettini is writing up a grocery list using his five-color rainbow pen. But nowadays it's impossible to discuss the rights of the World ...


  2. Giro d'Italia: Nibali's collapse sparks a thousand questionsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | Cycling News

    ... - a thousand questions, and also sparked some criticism. The strongest came from former world champion Paolo Bettini, who writes a daily column every day for Gazzetta dello Sport during the Giro d'Italia. It is usually just a few insightful words in ...


  3. The fall - and rise - of Italian cyclingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2016 | Velonews

    ... that. But most of them now race for teams based elsewhere. It is the dawn of an Italian cycling diaspora. Paolo Bettini, the rambunctious, two-time world champion, still cuts a lean figure at 41. Nicknamed "Grillo" (meaning "cricket," an ode to the ...


  4. TIRRENO-ADRIATICO 2016 - Stage 2 Report & PhotosRead the original story

    Mar 11, 2016 | Daily Peloton

    ... ode away solo taking advantage of the steepest part of the climb selected by former Olympic and world champion Paolo Bettini, who lives nearby. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Pro Team) tried to bridge the gap by himself but Stybar was out of reach.


  5. Innsbruck awarded 2018 Road World ChampionshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2016 | Cycling News

    ... came to the landlocked country in 1987 when Stephen Roche took a surprise victory ahead of Moreno Argentin. Paolo Bettini beat Erik Zabel in a bunch sprint when the event returned to Austria almost two decades later in 2006. Austria has had an ...


  6. Is Alonso starting a cycling team yet?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2016 | Formula 1 Blog

    ... of the Basque team, Euskaltel-Euskadi, but that fell through. Then in 2014, he hired Italian cycling genius, Paolo Bettini, to start setting up his team for 2015 but that abruptly ended with an apology from Alonso for all the fuss. "This year [2016] ...


  7. Ulissi has his sights set on one-day racesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2016 | Cycling News

    Paolo Bettini, this year's guest of honour at the Santos Tour Down Under hinted that his neighbour Diego Ulissi , who lives just up the road from his house in Cecina, Tuscany, was mimicking Damiano Cunego by not choosing between one-day races and Grand Tours, and therefore not performing fully in any of the two specialties. The former world and Olympic champion's words do not appear to have gone unheeded.


  8. Paolo Bettini: 'Cycling had the courage to change'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2016 | Cycling News

    2007 Worlds: A none-too-subtle Paolo Bettini (Italy) takes aim at his critics as he wins his second straight road world championship in Stuttgart, Germany Paolo Bettini believes professional cycling has had the courage to change after years of doping ...


  9. Bettini sounds off on Alonso project, Sagan, dopingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2016 | Velonews

    Paolo Bettini wouldn't give away the details of exactly what happened but expressed regrets about the collapse of the high-profile project involving Formula One driver Fernando Alonso. In late 2013, Alonso vowed to create a new cycling team that energized the sport and tapped Bettini to be his general manager .


  10. Tour Down Under: Paolo Bettini lauds cycling's 'courage' against dopingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2016 | Sydney Morning Herald

    Three-time champion comes into the race in Adelaide as one of the favourites but says every team has a potential winner. Italian great Paolo Bettini believes that after years of being cited as one of the most drug-stricken sports, cycling now stands out for what it has achieved in the fight against performance-enhancing drug use.


  11. Lefevere: Etixx-Quick-Step 'has life after Boonen'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2015 | Velonews

    ... everyone said, 'Ooh la la. It'll be very tough for the team.' But then Tom Boonen showed up and we already had Paolo Bettini, who was another type of rider," Lefevere told VeloNews . "For 10 years, [Boonen] was always there in the classics. We have ...


  12. Tirreno-Adriatico 2016 route unveiledRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2015 | Cycling News

    ... victory in Pomerance. The area near Volterra is famous for producing geo-thermic energy and hosts the annual Paolo Bettini Gran Fondo every April. The hilly finale and the climb up to Pomerance would have been perfect for the former world champion ...


  13. Study: Sagan probably not cursedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2015 | Velonews

    ... of the Curse - a drop in wins. It does not explain away the misfortunes of world champions like Tommy Simpson, Paolo Bettini, or Jean-Pierre MonserA . There is room for the Curse, yet. Associate Editor Caley Fretz can be found chasing races ...


  14. News shorts: Sagan plays bike soccerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2015 | Cycling News

    ... and Brumotti getting up to those tricks on video. Watch as they try to use their front wheels to score past Paolo Bettini, their rear wheels to drag skateboards along the ground, and a host of other stunts. After a year away, Grega Bole will return ...


  15. Sagan's 2016 schedule: San Luis, spring classics, Tour, worldsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2015 | Velonews

    ... good for a rider like me, so I will try to do it again." No rider has successfully defended the stripes since Paolo Bettini in 2006-07, an achievement that's only been equaled five times in cycling history. It's likely Sagan will debut at the Tour ...


  16. Sagan indulges his playful streak at Sportful HQ - galleryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2015 | Cycling News

    ... footballs away and dragging skateboards along the ground. The man he was trying to score past in goal was Paolo Bettini, who is the last rider to have won back-to-back world titles. That is something Sagan is looking to emulate next year at the ...


  17. Report: Austria to host 2018 World ChampionshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2015 | Cycling News

    ... the first in Villach in 1987 where Stephen Roche won the road race and then in 2006 in Salzberg won by Paolo Bettini. Richmond, Virginia hosted this year's Worlds, while Doha (Qatar) and Bergen (Norway) are set to host them in 2016 and 2017 ...


  18. Bello autumno: Six can't-miss Italian classicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2015 | Velonews

    ... short, sharp climbs that mark Lombardia's trip around Lago di Como. Two riders, Oscar Camenzind in 1998 and Paolo Bettini in 2006, have managed to parlay their world championship form into Lombardia wins the following week. Lombardia is the star, ...


  19. Kwiatkowski: Becoming world champion changed my lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2015 | Cycling News

    ... titles. In fact, only five have managed to successfully defend their title the following season with Paolo Bettini the last to do it in 2007. "The World Championship race is always a lottery," said Kwiatkowski. "You have a group of favourites that ...


  20. Polish team appears to have the horses at the UCI WorldsRead the original story

    Sep 22, 2015 | Powhatan Today

    ... stage winner Rafal Majka. Kwiatkowski is seeking to become the first back-to-back Road World Champion since Paolo Bettini in 2006-2007. The talent at the top of the Polish lineup is abundant. Still to be answered, however, is this question: Will ...