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Ignatiev poised to defend Laigueglia title

By:
Paul Verkuylen in Geelong
Published:
February 23, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:18 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, February 23, 2008

Team Tinkoff Credit Systems' Mikhail Ignatiev is poised to defend his win at the 45th edition of the...

Team Tinkoff Credit Systems' Mikhail Ignatiev is poised to defend his win at the 45th edition of the Trofeo Laigueglia.

"Laigueglia is an important race for the team with Igantiev wearing number oneon his back," said DS Orlando Maini, "and we have prepared well for this event. We know that team work makes the difference, and we are expecting one great collective performance."

After racing in France, Ignatiev is prepared for a strong Laigueglia performance, and accompanying him will be Luca Mazzanti, Daniele Contrini, Ricardo Serrano, Vasil Kiryenka, Nikita Eskov, Pavel Brutt, and Ivan Rovny.

"Serrano and Mazzanti are also well prepared after racing at the Tour Méditerranéen, and their condition improves day after day," said Maini.

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