ProTour points leader Danilo Di Luca is positive about the one of the next ProTour races, the Clasica San Sebastian. "My ambition is increasing as my condition is improving," he said. "I wanted to go to San Sebastian in peak form, and I'm doing pretty good in reaching that goal. I like that race and I'm going to throw myself into it! The presence of Garzelli, Pellizotti and Noè make me even more confident." Di Luca will certainly aim to score more points to consolidate his lead in the UCI classification.
Before that, the Liquigas-Bianchi rider will prepare at the Due Giorni Marchigiana in Italy (August 9-10). Lining up at this event are: Danilo Di Luca (August 9 only), Luciano Pagliarini (August 10 only), Dario Andriotto, Capecchi (stagiaire), Di Lorenzo (stagiaire), Oscar Mason, Vladimir Miholjevic, Andrea Noè and Charles Wegelius.
The Liquigas team then heads off to Spain for the ProTour race, where Di Luca will count on the support of the following of his teammates: Patrick Calcagni, Kjell Carlström, Stefano Garzelli, Vladimir Miholjevic, Andrea Noè, Franco Pellizotti and Charles Wegelius.