Danilo Di Luca and Stefano Garzelli will captain Liquigas in Saturdays GP Miguel Indurain (April 1) and next weeks Vuelta Ciclista al Paìs Vasco (April 3-7). Di Luca will return to the race where he began his great run in the 2005 season which eventually saw him crowned the inaugural Pro Tour champion.
Di Luca won a stage win and took the overall victory at Paìs Vasco last year, but this year things may be a little different. "This year Im focusing on the Giro dItalia," said the Italian. "I like this race very much and Im going to do my best, though Im not in peak form like last year," he added.
In light of Di Luca's change of focus, Stefano Garzelli may be one of the key riders for Liquigas in these two races. Garzelli won the G.P. Miguel Indurain in 1999 and has taken two stages of Paìs Vasco (in 1999 and 2001).
Liquigas squad for GP Indurain and Vuelta Ciclista al Paìs Vasco: Dario Cioni, Vladimir Miholjevic, Matej Mugerli, Andrea Noè, Alessandro Spezialetti, and Charles Wegelius. Team managers: Stefano Zanatta and Mario Chiesa.