Italian Continental team Ceramica Flaminia was presented to sponsors and the media at the Aldero Hotel in Civita Castellana, Italy on January 30, 2005. The team is managed by Roberto Marrone and Maurizio Bruni and has 14 riders on its roster. "After an initial experiment in 2004, this year we have decided to enter the fray with a greater exposure, and a team that belongs to us which is already providing us with a good deal of satisfaction," said dott. Augusto Ciarrocchi, the president of Ceramica Flaminia.
"Cycling has shown itself to be an excellent vehicle of communication in which companies believe in if persuaded with the right arguments," said team manager Roberto Marrone. "The popularity of cycling is always strong."
The team will aim to race in all of the races on the Italian calendar and many European ones, opening with the GP Costa Etruschi on February 6. It will be directed by Simone Borgheresi and Massimo Podenzana, who has already had experience in Mercatone Uno. "We are counting on a very compatible team with various individuals who are very strong," said Podenzana.