Liquigas Sport president, Paolo Dal Lago, and the president of Cannondale Europe, Jeff McGuane chalked a deal for the Liquigas team to ride Cannondale bicycles for the next two years. Cannondale President and CEO Matt Mannelly said "This was a very important decision for us. We’ve been approached by a number of teams and we had the best chemistry with Liquigas."
The Liquigas team has been sponsored by Bianchi for the past two seasons, and Liquigas Sport General Manager Roberto Amadio pointed out "the profitable cooperation we have had with Bianchi during the last two years. We thank them all. Now, we are very confident in this new partnership, confirming the growing internationalisation of the Liquigas Team."