Lampre-Caffita's Gilberto Simoni is looking forward to the last races before the Giro d'Italia. "The victory on Sunday [at the Giro dell'Appennino - ed.] made me feel good about riding the Giro next week," he said. "I will be using these last two races this weekend to wrap up my condition, obviously another victory will be even better for the morale."
These last two races will be the Gran Premio Industria e Artigianato on Saturday, April 30, and the Giro di Toscana on the following day, May 1. The Lampre team for both events are: Daniele Bennati, Juan Fuentes Angullo, Oleksandr Kvachuk, Marco Marzano, Andreas Matzbacher, Dario Pieri, Daniele Righi, Michele Scotto d'Abusco, Gilberto Simoni and Sylvester Szmyd.