Liquigas-Bianchi's Danilo Di Luca and Stefano Garzelli are set to make their season debuts in this Saturday's Milan-Turin race. They return to competition after a three week training camp at altitude in Toluca (Mexico).
Di Luca hopes that the camp will pay the same dividends as it did 12 months ago. "We'll take full advantage of that hard training in future," he said. "In the first races, we're going to find the right rhythm. In Tirreno-Adriatico some 'Mexicans' may aim at winning. In particular, Stefano Garzelli, who is very fast."
Besides Di Luca and Garzelli, Luca Paolini is one of the favourites, too. The Liquigas squad will also feature: Mauro Da Dalto, Marco Milesi, Andrea Noè, Franco Pellizotti, Alessandro Spezialetti, Charles Wegelius and Stefano Zanini. Team manager: Mario Scirea.