Italian ProTour team Lampre-Fondital has announced its rosters for the upcoming Coppi e Bartali and Critérium International races. Damiano Cunego will lead the squad at ASO's Critérium International, and will be aiming to prepare for next month's Spring Classic Liège - Bastogne - Liège.
"Critérium International for Cunego begins the second part of races that will bring him to Liège - Bastogne - Liège," said Giuseppe Martinelli, who will join Maurizio Piovani as the squad's sports directors at the event. "The time trial is another test that Damiano will face without worries, but he will also aim to improve his sensation in this specialty. I think we will see again a good performance by Valjavec, [who has been] great in this first part of the season."
While the squad hasn't appointed a clear leader for the Coppi e Bartali stage race, which runs from may 27 - 31, sports director Guido Bontempi anticipates a strong performance.
"We aim to realise good performances in the toughest stages, because we have good climbers," said Bontempi. "I think that in the overall standing we can obtain good results. We haven't a leader, so our young riders will have the chance for point themselves out".
Critérium International roster:
Damiano Cunego, Matteo Bono, Giampaolo Caruso, Claudio Corioni, David Loosli, Gorazd Stangelj and Tadej Valjavec.
Coppi e Bartali roster:
Paolo Bossoni, Marzio Bruseghin, Jamie Castaneda, Francesco Gavazzi, Marco Marzano, Morris Possoni, Sylvester Szmyd and Paolo Tiralongo.