Lampre-Caffita is preparing itself for a wet, cold, and windy Paris-Roubaix, as team director Fabrizio Bontempi opines: "The weather could effect the strategies of those who want to win. Roubaix in the middle of all that mud could cause problems for the cyclists. Balance, strength and luck are the ingredients needed to race this Roubaix.
"I'm thinking about Alessandro Ballan after what he did on Sunday at Flanders and before that at La Panne. Other than Ballan, I can also count on Bennati, who came out well at Gent-Wevelgem, Bortolami, a great inspiration, and I'm sure that Enrico Franzoi can race well. For Franzoi, it means his absolute debut. His reconnaissance ride on Thursday, and his experience in cyclocross will help him to better understand how to handle this race, above all during the first section of pavé."
Team roster: Alessandro Ballan, Daniele Bennati, Giosuè Bonomi, GianLuca Bortolami, Salvatore Commesso, Paolo Fornaciari, Enrico Franzoi, Samuele Marzoli