The Lampre team, which was successful with the win of Damiano Cunego in the Amstel Gold Race, had to make a change to its Flèche line-up. Francisco Vila is out with a fever. He will be replaced by Mauro Santambrogio, who was scheduled to start in the Giro del Trentino today. Santambrogio will not be replaced by another rider in the Italian build-up race to the Giro d'Italia.
(Additional reporting and research provided by Susan Westemeyer)