Seventeen teams and 134 riders will line up for the start of the 57th annual Coppa Placci on Saturday, September 8.
The race departs from the Imola 3elle and ends in the Republic of San Marino. Participating teams include Ag2R, Astana, Liquigas, Lampre Fondital, Milram, Acqua & Sapone, Team LPR, Serramenti Diquigiovanni, Barloworld, OTC Doors, Tenax Menikini, Panaria Navigare, Ceramica Flaminia, Tinkoff, Elk Haus, Universal Caffe' and Kio Ene.
Italian Rinaldo Nocentini (Acqua e Sapone) won the 2006 edition.
Liquigas has announced its team for the Coppa Placci and also for the Giro di Romagna on September 9. The squad will have more than one captain and be under the direction of team manager Dario Mariuzzo. The team's favorites include Luca Paolini, Andrea Noè, Enrico Gasparotto and Manuel Quinziato.
Liquigas for Coppa Placci: Luca Paolini, Andrea Noè, Enrico 0Gasparotto, Manuel Quinziato Quinziato, Francesco Failli, Matej Mugerli, Roberto Petito and Frederik Willems.