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Saunier Duval loosen up prior to mountain stage

By:
Shane Stokes in Salerno
Published:
May 16, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:23 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for May 16, 2007

By Shane Stokes in Salerno In contrast to the unnamed teams spoken about by Lefevere, the Saunier...

By Shane Stokes in Salerno

In contrast to the unnamed teams spoken about by Lefevere, the Saunier Duval-Prodir team were able to turn their legs over on Tuesday when their three team cars and nine bikes were waiting for them at their arrival point of Salerno airport. They rode for about an hour, covering approximately 30 kilometres along the secondary roads of Ponte Cagnano and arriving at the hotel in Capaccio around 4.p.m.

Sports director Pietro Algeri said that that the riders were in decent condition and should be ready for the first mountain stage on Tuesday. "The trip was good and the decision of going to the airport to meet them with their bikes turned out to be the right one. Athletically speaking, they are in good shape, and Mori seems to have recovered after falling down on Sunday."

Following Tuesday's rest day, things kick off once again with a tough stage. The fourth day of racing will begin in Salerno and take the riders an undulating and twisting 153 kilometres along the Amalfi coast, inland close to Pompeii and then up the tough final climb to Montevergine di Mercogliano.

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