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Di Luca and Pellizotti lead Liquigas in Flèche Wallonne

By:
Jeff Jones, Bikeradar.com
Published:
April 19, 2005, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:53 BST
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Latest Edition Cycling News for April 19, 2005

After Danilo Di Luca's success in the Amstel Gold Race, Liquigas-Bianchi will be counting on him and...

After Danilo Di Luca's success in the Amstel Gold Race, Liquigas-Bianchi will be counting on him and Franco Pellizotti in Wednesday's Flèche Wallonne. "The race strategy will focus on Pellizotti," said team manager Roberto Amadio. "Nevertheless, if the race requires another strategy, we know that Danilo may be a winner. He is a generous rider, as everybody knows."

Di Luca is prepared to ride for his teammate: "I won't look for the victory at all costs. If I happened to be in good position in the final, I will fight. The Flèche's route is very suitable for me, but I confirm that Liège-Bastogne-Liège is the race I like the most."

Pellizotti is putting the ball in Di Luca's court, however: "I think that Danilo is the favourite rider: he is in great condition, both physically and physically, and last year [Di Luca was 2nd] he already demonstrated how suitable this race is for him."

Liquigas-Bianchi will line up Danilo Di Luca, Franco Pellizotti, Michael Albasini, Patrick Calcagni, Kjell Carlström, Mauro Gerosa, Marcus Ljungqvist, and Matej Mugerli. Team managers: Roberto Damiani and Roberto Amadio.

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