Italian team Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce will start Tirreno-Adriatico for the first time. The current Italian road champion, Filippo Simeoni, will be part of the team. Team Manager Roberto Marrone promised active racing by the Professional Continental outfit.
"We start with the objective of at least winning a stage," Marrone said. "we have four riders who can achieve that and altogether we ride with the goal of being protagonists."
Marrone had a clear strategy. "Giampaolo Caruso and Massimiliano Gentili are our men for the tough stages. Enrico Rossi, Maurizio Biondo and Mikhaylo Khalilov also go well in the uphills. Leonardo Giordani and Wladimir Duma can go for long breaks, while Filippo Simeoni is our 'outsider'. He has finished the Giro di Sardegna with increasing form and could produce a nice surprise in Tirreno-Adriatico."
Sports directors Pino Petito and Massimo Podenzana have nominated the following team: Maurizio Biondo, Giampaolo Caruso, Wladimir Duma, Mikhaylo Khalilov, Massimiliano Gentili, Leonardo Giordani, Enrico Rossi and Filippo Simeoni.
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