Following the Giro, the next stage race the Lampre-Fondital team will compete in will be the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré, held from June 4-11, 2006. Attention will be focused on the return of sprinter Danilo Napolitano, who took a break after his two stage victories at the Settimana Ciclista Internazionale Coppi-Bartali in March.
Young riders such as Corioni, Bono and Possoni will have their chance, and the performances of more experienced riders such as Marzano, Carrara, Szmyd and Sabaliauskas will also be monitored.
Riders: Matteo Bono, Matteo Carrara, Claudio Corioni, Marco Marzano, Danilo Napolitano, Morris Possoni, Marius Sabaliauskas and Sylwester Szmyd. Direttori sportivi: Guido Bontempi, Bruno Vicino
Liquigas will have Vincenzo Nibali as its captain for the Dauphiné, the team said. The Sicilian rider, who has a stage win in the Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali will be joined by Mauro Da Dalto, Francesco Failli, Nicola Loda, Marco Milesi, Manuel Quinziato, Marco Righetto, and Alessandro Spezialetti in France. The team will be directed by Dario Mariuzzo and Mario Chiesa