The Giro d'Italia is underway but there are plenty of other races keeping Team Barloworld busy in Europe. One of the most prestigious and fascinating is the Peace Race that starts on Saturday, May 13 in the Czech Republic and ends on May 20.
Before the fall of the Berlin wall, the Peace Race was considered the most important race of the season for the amateur riders of the Eastern Bloc. Following the changes in the world and the changes in cycling, the race is now considered an prestigious event for talented young riders.
Team Barloworld intend to be in the thick of the action and directeur sportif Valerio Tebaldi will have a strong team in the race, with Giosue Bonomi, Felix Cardenas, Giampaolo Cheula, Ryan Cox, Mads Christensen, Rodney Green, Jeremy Maartens and Tom Southam wearing the Team Barloworld red jersey. The team will hoping to do well in single stages and in the overall classification.