Liquigas will head to Tirreno-Adriatico with Filippo Pozzato. The team's captain said he "is not yet at a 100%," but he will use the stage race to get in the best possible shape for Milano-Sanremo, to be held on the 22nd of this month. He has already won on the Via Roma in 2005, and is hoping to repeat the success. He has already shown good early season form in Grosseto, winning the first stage and taking the overall victory.
Despite not on top of his game completely yet, Pozzato said that "I am looking to get results on stages, if not just to allow me to kick off the classics season in the right spirit." Pozzato will be assisted by Francesco Chicchi and Manuel Quinziato, who has already two victories so far this season, both obtained in South Africa.