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Other Sport 26 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Record surge from Petacchi

Alessandro Petacchi of Italy made history on Monday, becoming the first post-war rider to win eight stages in one edition of the Giro d'Italia.

Other Sport 23 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Italian beats McEwen and Usov for his sixth stage win

Italy's Alessandro Petacchi clinched his sixth stage victory of this year's Giro d'Italia when he put on a powerful sprint to win the 210-km 12th stage between Cesena and Treviso on Friday.

Other Sport 19 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Rodriguez shocks Petacchi to win ninth stage

US rider Fred Rodriguez of the Acqua e Sapone team won a sprint finish to push Italian sprint ace Alessandro Petacchi into second in the ninth stage of the Tour of Italy here on Monday.

Other Sport 31 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Italian sprint king Quaranta joins the fray

Italian sprinter Ivan Quaranta, widely reputed to be among the fastest sprinters in the peloton, is set to sizzle in the 'battle of sprints' during the Telekom Malaysia Le Tour de Langkawi (TMLTdL) in February.

Other Sport 28 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Armstrong and Cipollini rewrite the record books with impressive victories

Lance Armstrong joined cycling's most select club with his fifth successive Tour de France victory and Mario Cipollini won his 42nd Giro d'Italia stage as the record books were rewritten in 2003.

Other Sport 25 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mario fined for throwing cans at motorcycle

The International Cycling Union (UCI) on Tuesday fined Italian former world champion Mario Cipollini following an incident in the Ghent-Wevelgem race in April.

Other Sport 10 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Petacchi makes history with win

Italy's Alessandro Petacchi of the Fassa Bortolo team won the third stage of the Tour of Spain here on Monday, a 154.3km ride between Cangas de Onis and Santander on the northern coast.

Other Sport 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

New leader Virenque is king of the mountain

Richard Virenque, once the black sheep of world cycling, stole the show and the leader's yellow jersey when he won the first mountain stage of the Tour de France Saturday.

Other Sport 12 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tired Petacchi still too fast

Italy's Alessandro Petacchi bagged his fourth stage in this year's Tour de France yesterday, adding another prestigious entry to his growing list of achievements with another sublime sprinting display.

Other Sport 11 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Armstrong sits back and waits to pounce

Lance Armstrong enjoyed the relative anonymity of runner-up in the suffocating heat of the 196.5km fifth stage of the Tour de France, won by sprint maestro Alessandro Petacchi.