Italian squad Liquigas has announced its line-up for the upcoming Paris-Tours, the penultimate event of the 2006 ProTour. Stefano Zanatta will direct the team captained by Luca Paolini, Magnus Bäckstedt and Enrico Gasparotto. The former Italian champion, who has recently won the Memorial Cimurri, will be on the attack at the traditional sprinter's race: "The victory of the Memorial Cimurri gave me confidence. I finished tenth in Paris-Tours last year, but I feel stronger this year. Paolini and I will do our best to avoid a final bunch sprint."
Both Gasparotto and Paolini will go to Paris after taking part in the Coppa Sabatini on Thursday, October 5. The full Liquigas roster for Paris-Tours is: Luca Paolini, Magnus Bäckstedt, Enrico Gasparotto, Dario Andriotto, Mauro Da Dalto, Manuel Quinziato, Marco Righetto and Stefano Zanini.