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Simoni to Saunier Duval-Prodir

By:
Mark Zalewski, North American Editor
Published:
October 21, 2005, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 20:38 BST
Edition:
Latest Cycling News for October 21, 2005
Gilberto Simoni

Gilberto Simoni

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The Saunier Duval-Prodir team has announced that Gilberto Simoni will be joining its line-up in...

The Saunier Duval-Prodir team has announced that Gilberto Simoni will be joining its line-up in 2006. The Lampre man was left temporarily teamless when Giancarlo Ferretti's Sony-Ericsson deal dropped out, but there was still plenty of interest in signing the two-time Giro d'Italia winner.

"I am looking forward in joining this team," said Simoni. "I really like its positive atmosphere and great motivation." Simoni already knows a few members of the team quite well, like Pietro Algeri who was his Directeur Sportif when he won his first Giro in 2001: "Pietro is a very good person and I know Mauro Gianetti as well, when he was still riding. I look forward to work with Matxin too; he is a young and ambitious manager!"

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