Teams as gearing up for the final major one-day race of the European season, the Giro di Lombardia on Saturday.
Gerolsteiner is going into the last ProTour race of the season with high hopes and will be led by Davide Rebellin and Fabian Wegmann. Rebellin has finished in the top five three times, and Wegmann was third last year. Both riders finished second in races over the past weekend.
Team Lampre-Fondital previewed the hardest sections of the course before the race. "Riders covered 175 kilometers, studying the crucial places such as Ghisallo, Civiglio and San Fermo. It is a parcours for the attackers, for the ones who are in a good fit: I think that the main athletes will try to realize a selection on Ghisallo, and then will make the main attack on Civiglio," said Director Maurizio Piovani. Damiano Cunego and Alessandro Ballan will captain the squad.
Gerolsteiner for Giro di Lombardia: Johannes Fröhlinger, Tim Klinger, Bernhard Kohl, Davide Rebellin, Ronny Scholz, Fabian Wegmann, Peter Wrolich and Oliver Zaugg.
Barloworld for Giro di Lombardia: Pedro Arreitunandia, Diego Caccia, Felix Cárdenas, Giampaolo Cheula, Alexander Efimkin, Paolo Longo Borghini, Hugo Sabido and Kanstantsin Siutsou under Directeur Alberto Volpi.
Caisse d'Epargne for Giro di Lombardia: Vladimir Efimkin, Imanol Erviti, Iván Gutiérrez, Pablo Lastras, Alberto Losada, Mathieu Perget, Joaquím Rodríguez and Alejandro Valverde under Director Eusebio Unzúe.
Lampre-Fondital for Giro di Lombardia: Alessandro Ballan, Matteo Bono, Damiano Cunego, Francesco Gavazzi, Marco Marzano, Morris Possoni, Gorazd Stangelj and Sylvester Szmyd, Paolo Tiralongo under Director Maurizio Piovani.
Quick.Step-Innergetic for Giro di Lombardia: Carlos Barredo, Paolo Bettini, Hubert Schwab, Andrea Tonti, Matteo Tosatto, Cédric Vasseur, Davide Viganò and Giovanni Visconti under director Serge Parsani.