On Sunday, April 20, the Tinkoff Credit Systems squad will be returning to race in Italy. The team is ambitious to support Luca Mazzanti in another bid to repeat his 2005 winning performance. Supporting Mazzanti are Daniele Contrini, Alexander Khatuntsev, Walter Pedraza, Evgeni Petrov, Ivan Rovny, Yauhen Sobal and Nikolai Trusov.
On the following Tuesday, April 22, the team will also participate in the Giro del Trentino starting in Arco di Trento and concluding on April 25 in Peio Terme. The President of Tinkoff Credit Systems, Oleg Tinkov will be on-site to watch the team after a brief appearance at Paris-Roubaix. The Trentino squad will be directed by Dimitri Konishev and Claudio Cozzi with Mazzanti being replaced by Ilya Chernetsky for the Giro del Trentino, as Mazzanti is expected to participate in the Belgian Classics, Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
"The team has very high expectations of the riders," sports director Dimitri Konishev explained, "as we now participate in monumental events in many countries, asserting every effort to breakaway. Our riders are in good condition, and we are confident that they can hold their own against the best."