While Team Barloworld continues to enjoy success in the Tour de France with two stage victories and numerous placings, other riders in the team are getting ready for another race in Italy.
The Brixia Tour starts on July 26 and lasts four days in the Brescia area, with three stages and one day with two stages. The race was won by Davide Rebellin in 2006, with Team Barloworld's Félix Cárdenas winning a stage and finishing third, while Enrico Degano finished second on another stage.
Cárdenas and Degano both started the Tour, but while the Colombian is still in the race, Degano crashed in stage six and then abandoned in stage seven. He has recovered and will be able to start in Italy.
Directeur sportif Valerio Tebaldi will return from France for the race, with the aim of doing even better than in 2006. The team line-up includes Pedro Arreitunandia, John Lee Augustyn, Giosuè Bonomi, Diego Caccia, Enrico Degano, James Perry and Hugo Sabido.