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July 18, 2004

Bettini: Tour "stepping stone to a gold medal"

ESPN.com | Bettini eyes gold in Athens, not Tour glory

"I'm not here to win the Tour but to work hard to peak at 110 percent in mid-August," he told Reuters.

"The Tour is the biggest race in cycling but August will be the most important month of my season. Hopefully July and the Tour will be a stepping stone to a gold medal."

Bettini, 3rd in the UCI rankings, has been riding strongly in support of Richard Virenque's quest for a 7th King of the Mountains title.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 18, 2004 in 2004 Olympics, Paolo Bettini | Permalink

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