Scirea in the team car for the first time

Mario Scirea, who retired at the end of last season, will have his first experience as team director...

Mario Scirea, who retired at the end of last season, will have his first experience as team director for Liquigas-Bianchi at the 42nd Trofeo Laigueglia next Tuesday, February 15. Scirea, a well known gregario and one of Cipollini's best friends, is ready to throw himself into this new adventure. "I'm excited, I can't hide it," he said. "After 16 years of professional cycling I'm about to start all over again offering my experience to the team, specially to the young riders. I quit cycling just a few months ago and I already miss the bike. That's why I have decided to join the staff of an important team like Liquigas-Bianchi."

The Liquigas-Bianchi team will be led by Franco Pellizotti and Andrea Noé, with Patrick Calcagni, Kjell Carlström, Daniele Colli, Mauro Gerosa, Oscar Mason and Matej Mugerli completing the squad.

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