UCI Women's team FRW has announced its 2006 composition. The Italian squad, which will start into its racing programme at the Geelong Tour in Australia from February 21-23, will be headed by sprinter Giorgia Bronzini this year. Last season, Bronzini took 12 victories in international road races such as the Giro d'Italia Femminile and the Giro di Toscana. The Italian is also a strong track racer, winning one World and two European Championships in the points race until now.
The rider hoping to score at the classics and stage races will be Lithuanian Modesta Vzesniauskaite, helped by the experienced Martina Corazza who enters her fourth year as a member of the team. The roster is completed by track and road riders Kettj Manfrin and Laura Pisaneschi as well as Ukranians Nina Ovcharenco and Tetyana Petrovna, Ombretta Ugolini and Lithuanian Indre Januleviciute.