The Fuji-Servetto team, directed by Alvaro Crespi, reached an agreement with the Mapei Sport Centre, which has taken charge of the team's internal, out-of-competition, anti-doping program for all of its riders. After the Italian-based sports center took initial samples from the riders in mid-December, it will continue to control them again throughout the season. In addition, the Sport Centre will supervise the training and assessment of the team's riders.
The team will make its racing debut on Australia soil with the Cancer Council Classic on January 18 followed by the Tour Down Under. It will also race the Tour de San Luis from January 19-25 in Argentina.