The 45th Trofeo Laigueglia has already confirmed 24 teams for its race, February 23. The Corsa Ligure, which recently announced its new date, will see top riders take to the hotly contested Italian classic, including past winners Filippo Pozzato, Alessandro Ballan and Danilo Di Luca.
The teams registered include Tinkoff Credit System, Liquigas, Lampre-Fondital, Rabobank, Team CSC, Bouygues Telecom, Silence-Lotto, Team Milram, Acqua Sapone-Caffè Mokambo, CSF Group Navigare, Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli, Slipstream Chipotle - H30, Barloworld, LPR Brakes, NGC Medical-OTC Industria Porte, Ceramica Flaminia Bossini, Amore & Vita-McDonald's, Top Sport Vlaanderen, Mitsubishi-Jartazi, Preti Mangimi, Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner, Cofidis, High Road, Nippo Endeka.
Russian Mikhail Ignatiev (Tinkoff Credit Systems) will return to defend his title.
The 183.3-kilometre parcours includes two passes of the Passo del Ginestro (670m) and the Passo del Balestrino (690m). The Balestrino leaves 32 kilometres to the finish line on Via Aurelia.