On Saturday the Italian team Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce will open its season as in years past, with the G.P. Costa degli Etruschi in Donoratico, Italy. Team Director Roberto Marrone wanted to hold on to tradition.
"We always start the season with the GP Costa degli Etruschi and we didn't want to abandon our habits, especially in light of the fact that we improved each year. This year especially we want to have a season where we are protagonists in the races."
Italian road champion Filippe Simeoni will lead the squad, which also contains Maurizio Biondo, Leonardo Giordani, Dainius Kairelis, Mikhaylo Khalilov, Alessandro Maserati, Bernardo Riccio and Enrico Rossi.
Sprinter Riccio is ready to get a big result this year. "I am fine and I am not preoccupied with the expectations that the team has in me. I know how I have to tackle my opponents to reach the top level of riders."