Not surprisingly, Alessandro Petacchi will be the leader of the Milram team for the Giro d'Italia. The Italian has been in good form of late, winning all five stages and the overall of the recent Oddset Rundfahrt, and he'll be expected to shine at the Giro, where he enjoys an excellent record. Petacchi will be supported by lead out man Alberto Ongarato and a host of domestiques. The team's GC chances lie with Sergio Ghisalberti, who finished ninth in the Tour de Romandie.
Full team roster: Alessandro Petacchi, Alessandro Cortinovis, Sergio Ghisalberti, Christian Knees, Alberto Ongarato, Fabio Sacchi, Alessandro Vanotti, Elia Rigotto, Mirco Lorenzetto. Directors: Gianluigi Stanga, Antonio Bevilacqua.