Liquigas will head their squad for the GP Costa degli Etruschi with Franco Pellizotti and Francisco Chicchi, along with Eros Capecchi, Kjell Carlström, Mauro Da Dalto, Francesco Failli, Roman Kreuziger, Vladimir Miholjevic, Matej Mugerli, Andrea Noè, Franco Pellizotti, Roberto Petito, Alessandro Vanotti and Charles Wegelius. Chicchi, Failli and Da Dalto already have a few race kilometres in their legs after finishing the Tour of Qatar.
After the Italian debut, the green and blue team will line up four of its champions in Spain: Danilo Di Luca, Filippo Pozzato, Luca Paolini and Vincenzo Nibali will compete at the Challenge de Mallorca.
Danilo Di Luca is looking forward to starting again: "I am longing to enter the fray again, after so many training days and kilometres. This year I have anticipated my training: the rhythms of this competition will help me to improve my already good form".
Filippo Pozzato, going into his first competition in the Liquigas jersey, shared Di Luca's views. "We start from a good form. At this moment of the season we do not have to think only about victory. It is better to improve our form, in order to be ready for the most important events of the year".
Joining Di Luca, Pozzato, Paolini and Nibali in Majorca will be Michael Albasini, Magnus Backstedt, Patrick Calcagni, Murilo Fischer, Enrico Gasparotto, Aliaksandr Kuchynski, Manuel Quinziato, Alessandro Spezialetti and Guido Trenti.