Lampre-Fondital is heading to Spain for the 65th Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. The team will be led Director Sportifs Giuseppe Martinelli and Fabrizio Bontempi for the five-stage race, running from February 27 to March 3.
The eight riders taking part are Fabio Baldato, Daniele Bennati, Claudio Corioni, Damiano Cunego, Enrico Franzoi, Francesco Gavazzi, Tadej Valjavec and Patxi Vila. They will have the support of mechanics Borselli, Carminati and Tosello, and masseurs Corna, Inselvini and Pallini, and doctor Ronchi.
"We are convinced we will have a good Volta Valenciana," said Martinelli. "The good showing we had in the Ruta del Sol demonstrates that we had a good training camp in San Vincenzo, thanks to perfect weather and logistic conditions.
"Bennati has showed that he's ready to win, Cunego will race without forcing it but with the aim of improving his form and Valjavec raced the Ruta del Sol as a protagonist.
"Note that it will be the season debut of Vila, the first road race of Franzoi after the bronze medal in the Cyclo-cross World Championship and the first race of Gavazzi in the professional ranks."