The LPR team will make its season debut on Tuesday in France with the GP la Marseillaise, followed immediately by the Etoile de Bessèges (February 2-6). The team will be composed of Luca Nardello, Mikhaylo Khalilov, Dmitri Konyshev, Pavel Tonkov, Aitor Hernandez, Daniele Masolino, Alessandro Maserati and Danilo Napolitano. Mauro Santambrogio will have to miss the race after contracting the 'flu.
"Looking at the stage plans, there are at least three sprint finishes where Napolitano could show himself," said director Orlando Maini. "Our condition? We are here to evaluate it, to measure ourselves against the other teams and to understand, from the outset, the ambitions of this team."