The Lampre-Fondital squad has enjoyed two days in Belgium preparing for the start of the Giro d'Italia in Seraing. On Thursday morning, the whole team examined the parcours of prologue that will be ridden on Saturday. Marzio Bruseghin described the 6.2 km of the prologue as, "Not simple: there's a hard short climb, followed by a downhill where we'll ride very, very fast. Watch out for the corner at the end of the descent, because we'll get there with a lot of speed."
Afterwards, the team trained for a few more hours, taking advantage of the warm weather. In the afternoon, the official presentation of the teams that will take part at Giro was held in Place St Lambert in Liège. Damiano Cunego "The Little Prince" received warm applause, as well as being specially greeted by the Italian Consul in Belgium.