By Gregor Brown Italian Daniele Nardello has signed with Gianni Savio's Professional Continental...
By Gregor Brown
Italian Daniele Nardello has signed with Gianni Savio's Professional Continental Team Serramenti Diquigiovanni-Androni. The 35 year-old from Varese has joined recent signings of Gilberto Simoni and Danilo Hondo, and completes the 2008 line-up.
The 2001 Italian Champion signed a one-year contract with the Italian-Venezuelan formation, leaving Professional Continental Team LPR. Before riding for LPR in 2007, Nardello rode for Telekom / T-Mobile from 2003 to 2006 and Mapei from 1994 to 2002. Besides the Italian Championships, the cagey rider took out wins in the 1995 and 1999 Paris-Bourges, 1996 Milano-Torino, 1998 Tour de France stage 13, 1999 Vuelta a EspaÃ±a stage 11, 2000 and 2001 Tour du Haut Var and 2003 Championship of Zurich.
Eighteen riders will form the 2008 team: Italians Gilberto Simoni, Alessandro Bertolini, Santo AnzÃ , Denis Bertolini, Emiliano Donadello, Gabriele Missaglia, Leonardo Moser, Daniele Nardello, Manuel Belletti and Francesco Ginanni, German Danilo Hondo, Colombian JosÃ© Serpa, Swede Niklas Axelsson, Moldavian Ruslan Ivanov and Venezuelans Carlos JosÃ© Ochoa, Richard Ochoa, Jesus Perez and Jakson Rodriguez.
The Italian manufacturer of saddles, Selle Italia, will remain with Team Serramenti Diquigiovanni-Androni as a technical sponsor. Guerciotti and Santini will continue to sponsor the team with bikes and clothing, respectively.
For more on Savio read Viva (Selle) Italia.