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California Dreamin' - The Paolo Bettini Diary 2004

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He's from California, down near the beach, but this guy's no surfer dude. Paolo Bettini is from La California, near Cecina on the Tuscan coast in Italy. The Quick.Step-Davitamon rider had a fantastic 2003 season, winning his second consecutive World Cup, this time with three wins in one season - a feat unequalled by any other rider - plus an Italian championship and the world number one ranking. Bettini is back on Cyclingnews in 2004 with his exclusive English-language diary.

Latest entry: December 23: Happy Holidays to all!

World championships

Olympic Games

Tour de France

2003 entries

  • August 4: Hello to everyone after the Tour!

Tour de France

  • Stage 1: Finalmente! The Tour is underway

Other 2003 entries

  • June 17: Bettini's back!
  • April 18: Playing the waiting game again
  • March 17: The Big Race and a Great Team - Milano-San Remo
  • March 4: Early season form and a team gelling in Belgium

Paolo Bettini's website

Quick-Step Davitamon website