Claudio Corti's Barloworld team is ready to face the Italian National Championships with winner of the recent Ster Elektrotoer, Enrico Gasparotto. The race, this Sunday, will be held on a Bergamo city circuit that consists of 13 laps for a total of 254.8 kilometres.
"I came to the Ster Elektrotoer to have good training for the Italian Championships and I did not think to go so well ... However, now I can dream again of my national jersey," confirmed Gasparotto last week to Cyclingnews.
The 26 year-old won 2005's Italian Road Championship as a first year professional, out-sprinting Filippo Pozzato. Now Gasparotto, with a stage and overall Ster Elektrotoer victory added to his palmarès, presents himself as a strong protagonist for nationals. Corti will support him with Diego Caccia, Giampaolo Cheula, Marco Corti, Paolo Longo Borghini and Carlo Scognamiglio.
Team Barloworld will also be represented in other national championships; Moisés Dueñas in Spain, Hugo Sabido in Portugal and Christian Pfannberger is going for a repeat win in Austria.