Team Knauf has found a sponsor to help with preparing its athletes for competition. The team, directed by Giuseppe Martinelli and Guido Bontempi, will draw upon the experience of Endurancenter to help train and test its athletes.
"I am proud to announce this collaboration," said Daniele Zammicheli, Director of Endurancenter. "From cycling, we have learned a lot, and now we can offer our experience. Martinelli gives us the opportunity to do so with a professional team. We are excited to enter in a project that offers us the opportunity to professionalize an important, but often overlooked aspect of cycling, athletic preparation."
The team also announced its complete roster of riders: Simon Clarke (Australia); Vasil Kiryienka, Andrei Kunitski, Branislau Samoilau (Bielorussia); Rafael Infantino Abreu (Colombia); Robert Kiserlovski, Matija Kvasina (Croatia); Santo Anzà, Leonardo Bertagnolli, Simone Cadamuro, Matteo Carrara, Giuseppe De Maria, Fausto Fognini, Massimo Gabbrielleschi, Vincenzo Garofalo, Edoardo Girardi, Eddy Ratti, Francesco Rivera, Mirko Selvaggi (Italy); Michal Golas (Poland); Grega Bole (Slovenia); Igor Astarloa (Spain)