Bici Club Azzuro riders Matteo Bono, Francesco Gavazzi and Morris Possoni will ride as stagiaires with the Lampre-Caffita team from August 1 until December 31. Bono and Possoni will make their debuts in the GP Città di Camaiore on the 4th of August, while Gavazzi's big moment comes in the Tour of Portugal stage race from the August 5-15.
Matteo Bono was a recent winner of the GP Città di Brescia. Possoni was 3rd in the final classification in the Giro delle Valle d'Aosta in 2004, but broke his collarbone in the Pesche Nettarine earlier this season. He made his return to racing several weeks ago. Gavazzi won the 37th Bibano Circuit in Treviso this year and took stages in the Val d'Aosta and the Como-Ghisallo in 2003.
All three riders are directed by former pro Bruno Leali.