"In Zurich I can settle the Pro Tour 'affair'. I like the route and my condition is very good," said Danilo Di Luca (Liquigas-Bianchi), four days before the Züri Metzgete (Championship of Zurich). "A good placing could be enough for me but I won't race as an accountant. If I can, I will look for the win. I would like to make it mine definitely to race the last classic, the Giro di Lombardia, only concentrating on the day's result."
On Sunday in Zurich, Di Luca will be supported by Dario Andriotto, Michael Albasini, Patrick Calcagni, Mauro Gerosa, Vladimir Miholjevic, Andrea Noè and Charles Wegelius. Stefano Zanatta will serve as team director.
At the same time, starting on September 29 and finishing on October 2, the Liquigas-Bianchi team will take part in the Circuit Franco-Belge with the following riders: Mauro Da Dalto, Alberto Di Lorenzo, Nicola Loda, Marco Milesi, Luciano Pagliarini, Marco Righetto, Gianluca Sironi and Marco Zanotti. Team manager: Mario Scirea.
Liberty Seguros-Würth in final ProTour races
After celebrating Roberto Heras' victory in the Vuelta a España, the Liberty Seguros-Würth team has named its rosters for the final three ProTour races of the season.
Championship of Zurich (October 2): Carlos Barredo, Giampaolo Caruso, Allan Davis, David Etxebarria, Jan Hruska, Isidro Nozal, Michele Scarponi and Ángel Vicioso.
Paris - Tours (October 9): Carlos Barredo, Allan Davis, David Etxebarria, Jan Hruska, Isidro Nozal, Jose Joaquín Rojas, Michele Scarponi and Ángel Vicioso.
Giro di Lombardia (October 15): Carlos Barredo, Giampaolo Caruso, Allan Davis, David Etxebarria, Isidro Nozal, Michele Scarponi, Marcos Serrano and Ángel Vicioso.
The team also reports that Aaron Kemps, who was down to ride these races, suffered a fracture of his clavicle while he was training last weekend. On the other hand, Jose Joaquín Rojas will make his ProTour debut in Paris-Tours. He comes from the Würth-Liberty Seguros under 23 team, and is the second rider, after Jose Antonio Redondo, who has made the jump to the top team this year.