Tour Pro Bike: AleJet’s Wilier Triestina Cento 1

  • By Nick Legan
  • Published Jul. 4, 2011

REDON, France (VN) — Last year’s Tour de France green jersey winner, Alessandro Petacchi, is back this year to defend his title. Monday’s stage three was the first opportunity for a true bunch sprint in this year’s Grand Boucle.

AleJet’s bike doesn’t get any over-the-top custom paint jobs. But it’s still plenty loud with its neon green theme. Both Petacchi and teammate Damiano Cunego have their names painted on their top tubes, but otherwise it’s just a green version of the Wilier paint.

Petacchi is a tall guy. Interestingly he rides 172.5mm cranks. Maybe the sprinter likes the shorter cranks for the high cadence of WorldTour sprinting.

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Nick Legan

Nick Legan

After graduating from Indiana University with honors and a degree in French and journalism, Nick Legan jumped straight into wrenching at Pro Peloton bike shop in Boulder for a few years. Then, he began a seven-year stint in the professional ranks, most recently serving for RadioShack at the Tour de France and the Amgen Tour of California. He also worked for Garmin-Slipstream, CSC, Toyota-United, Health Net and Ofoto. Legan served as the VeloNews tech editor 2010-2012 before sliding across the line into public relations.

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