Several top riders have signed up for this race in Italy. The Liquigas formation includes names such as Danilo Di Luca, Vincenzo Nibali, Filippo Pozzato, Enrico Gasparotto, Andrea Noè and Luca Paolini. Milram's big name is Alessandro Petacchi, who is trying to leave the doping talk behind him.
Tinkoff will send a strong team with Pavel Brutt looking for escapes and Mikhail Ignatiev, Evgeni Petrov and Salvatore Commesso also looking for glory.
The domestic teams such as Team L.P.R or Tenax will of course try to steal the glory from the big ProTour names.