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I've gotta admit, I love Bettini's style.(5 posts)

I've gotta admit, I love Bettini's style.eyebob
Jul 7, 2003 11:23 AM
Top finishes in bunch sprints, a proven Classics rider, and a UCI champ. Wow. And he wears that Italian Nat. champ lersey well too. If he's not the best all around rider, who is? Hmmmmm, sounds like a poll in the making.


re: I've gotta admit, I love Bettini's style.lanterne rouge
Jul 7, 2003 1:10 PM
He's one of my favorites also. He could have been World Champion too (Lisbon) had it not been for the Italian team infighting.
Jul 7, 2003 1:47 PM
I was in Lisbon at the World's and Bartoli simply didn't have the class to give his former dedicated domestique a lead out. I also met Bettini at the airport coming in and he's a very nice guy.
Ditto, Bettini's awesome!CritLover
Jul 7, 2003 9:24 PM
Watching some of his wins from last year was the only thing that got me through the long winter on the trainer. His win at Liege-Bastogne-Liege was beautiful. I would love to see him in the top 10 in Paris.
Me Too!Velojon
Jul 8, 2003 1:35 AM
I'm just glad he was able to ride out of Michele Bartoli's shadow. I like both riders, but neither deserves to be a domestique save at the World's. I put Paoli in the same class of riders as Johan Museeuw.