Team Barloworld is determined to win the Giro del Capo this year, a stage race in South Africa, home of the team's sponsor. The five-stage race starts Tuesday, March 6.
While Barloworld has had "several prestigious placings" so far this season, it is still waiting for its first big win. "The Giro del Capo is a special event for us and we're determined and convinced we can do well this year," Team manager Claudio Corti said. "The whole team has worked hard in recent weeks and we deserved to get better results than we ever have. I hope things will finally go our way in the Giro del Capo."
The team features South Africans Robert Hunter and Ryan Cox, and sprinter Fabrizio Guidi.
"We want to do well in the Giro del Capo to make up for our disappointing performance last year. We want revenge," Corti said.