Following the example of Team CSC, the Lampre-Fondital team will gather in Montecatini, Italy, from January 30 to February 4 for its first official training camp of 2006 season.
During the camp, the team's 25 riders will be divided into two groups: Daniele Bennati, Danilo Napolitano, Claudio Corioni and others who are already quite fit will work on their preparation for the first race of the season, the GP Costa degli Etruschi in Donoratico (Li) on February 4, followed by Tour of Méditerranéen (February 8-12), Trofeo Laigueglia (February 14) and Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (February 21-25).
The other group will be led by Damiano Cunego, who will work with riders such as Marzio Bruseghin, Paolo Tiralongo, Tadej Valjavec, and Sylvester Szmyd, who will be by his side for the whole season. They will aim at the races later in spring, with Cunego making his debut in the Clasica Almeria on February 26.
Following the World Championships in Zeddam, Cyclo-crosser Enrico Franzoi will join his teammates in Montecatini.