Team CSF Group-Navigare will take the start of the 45th Trofeo Laigueglia on Saturday with the same line-up for the Giro della Provincia di Grosseto. Emanuele Sella will be the leader of the team, but expectations are high for Andrea Pagoto and Mauro Finetto, who showed themselves strong so far this season.
"We'd have liked to bring Filippo Savini, too, for Laigueglia," said DS Roberto Reverberi, "because he was riding so well in the last stages of the Tour de Langkawi. However, we flew back from Malaysia only Tuesday morning, too late for Filippo to recover well."
Happy with its winning experience in the Giro della Provincia di Grosseto, Team Lampre will also take part in the Trofeo Laigueglia, a race won in 2006 by Alessandro Ballan, the team's Italian star. This year, Ballan will be leader with Damiano Cunego.
Tinkoff will head to the race with defending champion Mikhail Ignatiev, who is returning from racing in France. Team director Orlando Maini is expecting a great team. "I hope in one great collective performance," said an optimistic Maini.
CSF Group-Navigare for Trofeo Laigueglia: Emanuele Sella, Federico Canuti, Maximiliano Richeze, Andrea Pagoto, Mauro Finetto, Marco Frapporti, Tiziano Dall'Antonia, Luis Felipe Laverde Jiménez under DS Roberto Reverberi
Team Lampre for Trofeo Laigueglia: Alessandro Ballan, Damiano Cunego, Marco Bandiera, Francesco Gavazzi, Mirco Lorenzetto, Marco Marzano, Daniele Righi and Mauro Santambrogio under DS Piovani.
Landbouwkrediet-Tonissteiner Team for Trofeo di Laigueglia: Nico Sijmens, Steven Kleynen, Bert Scheirlinckx, Bert De Waele, Andy Cappelle, Kevin Neirynck, Benjamin Gourgue, and Frédéric Amorison under DS Marco Saligari
Landbouwkrediet-Tonissteiner Team for Tour Du Haut Var: Nico Sijmens, Steven Kleynen, Bert Scheirlinckx, Bert De Waele, Andy Cappelle, Kevin Neirynck, Benjamin Gourgue, Frédéric Amorison under DS Claude Vancoillie
Tinkoff for Trofeo di Laigueglia: Mikhail Ignatiev, Luca Mazzanti, Daniele Contrini, Ricardo Serrano, Vasil Kiryenka, Nikita Eskov, Pavel Brutt, Ivan Rovny.