Italian team Lampre-Fondital is currently still holding a training camp in the challenging hills around San Vicenzo, Tuscany. Two training groups were formed by general manager Saronni Giuseppe: one composed of riders that will race in the first events of the season, and the other including those who are meant to 'peak' later. After the first week of training ended, directeur sportif Maurizio Piovani was satisfied with the progress his riders were making.
"We're training very well here - both groups have reached a good level already," Piovani said. "Personally, I follow the group that will be racing the first seasonal events, and from what I've seen, I'm sure they will be well-prepared."
Training sessions include longer distances of 190 kms, as well as shorter, more intense rides. Also, the time trial bikes have been put to a test by those riders who will use them at the team time trial in the Tour Méditerranéen, which will take place from February 14-18.