The peloton for the Giro d'Italia continues to take shape as more teams announce their line-ups for Italy's grand tour which starts Saturday May 7 in Reggio Calabria and finishes in Milano on Sunday May 29.
Selle Italia - Colombia will field Ivan Parra, Marlon Perez, Josè Rujano, Raffaele Illiano, Moreno Di Biase, Leonardo Scarselli, Philippe Schnyder, Russel Van Hoout, and Trent Wilson.
Davitamon-Lotto's Giro team will comprise Mauricio Ardila, Christophe Brandt, Nick Gates, Bjorn Leukemans, Robbie McEwen, Tom Steels, Wim Van-Huffel, Henk Vogels, and Aart Vierhouten
Française des Jeux has announced that Sandy Casar and Baden Cooke will spearhead its assault on the Giro. It's a change of plan for Casar who had not originally intended to start the Italian grand tour. Meanwhile, Baden Cooke will take on his fellow sprinters in the race's bunch finishes.
The full Française des Jeux line-up for the Giro d'Italia is Sandy Casar, Freddy Bichot, Carlos Da Cruz, Lilian Jégou, Cyrille Monnerais, Baden Cooke, Mark Renshaw, Matthew Wilson, and Christophe Detilloux.
The Quick-Step team for the Giro will consist of Paolo Bettini, Davide Bramati, Mads Christensen, Ad Engels, Cristian Moreni, Filippo Pozzato, José Antonio Garrido, Nick Nuyens and Stefano Zanini.
Domina Vacanze's efforts in the Giro will centre around last year's runner-up Serhiy Honchar, who will be supported by Wladimir Belli, Simone Cadamuro, Mirko Celestino, Marco Fertonani, Ruslan Ivanov, Mirco Lorenzetto, Ivan Quaranta and Alessandro Vanotti.