Blog: Paolo Bettini interview

What does a double world champ do for an encore?

Bettini reminds the UCI who's in whose crosshairs after winning World's in Stuttgart.

Two-time road world champion Paolo Bettini may be nicknamed Il Grillo (the cricket), but his large stature in the pro peloton has allowed the 34-year-old Italian plenty of fear and respect as the finish line approaches. Procycling’s Daniel Friebe caught up with the QuickStep racer right after the Giro d’Italia, but before the Tom Boonen cocaine fallout.


Friebe asked Bettini about his impending retirement, chances in the 2008 World’s in Varese, Italy, and what his life may look like after he hangs up his Specialized for good. Click here to read the blog.