The LPR team has announced the signing of Massimo Iannetti, a 22 year-old climb from Naturino-Sapore di Mare. A native of Nereto (Teramo) but resident in Floriano di Campli (Teramo), Iannetti turned pro last year with Domina Vacanze. His results included a third place in a stage of the Brixia Tour and 10th in the Trofeo Matteotti, won by Danilo Di Luca. This year, things didn't so so well when he crashed on the Passo delle Siepi during the 11th stage of the Giro d'Italia. But he has recovered from that and has made the Italian national U23 team for the World Championships.
"I am very happy with this agreement with the LPR team," said Iannetti. "I've known the team manager Piscina since I raced with the dilettanti, but above all, I know the extraordinary atmosphere that I breathe in this squad. The fact that the management has decided to opt for me, despite a so-so year with Naturino, makes me proud and I don't see how I can repay the trust that they've placed in me with results. I'm young, but I believe I'm already ready for certain races. I only need somewhere that believes in my chances and that puts me in the ideal condition to do my best. As far as that goes, when I got the call from team LPR, I didn't think about it for one second."