Lampre-Caffita will field much the same team for Gent-Wevelgem as lined up for Sunday's Tour of Flanders, with Alessandro Ballan aiming to improve on his finish there. "Sixth place in Flanders makes me very happy with my performance, and I really enjoyed the race," said Ballan. "I feel it is a race suited to my characteristics and feel I will do even better in the future."
The Lampre-Caffita team will spend today reconnoitring the parcours for Sunday's Paris-Roubaix and Ballan feels he has the form to shine in these next two Spring Classics. "I will be [peaking] in the Gent-Wevelgem and the Roubaix," he said. "I have good condition and for this reason I would like to do well in the following races."
For Gent-Wevelgem, Lampre-Caffita will field Alessandro Ballan, Daniele Bennati, Giosuè Bonomi, GianLuca Bortolami, Salvatore Commesso, Enrico Franzoi, Samuele Marzoli, and Daniele Righi.