Tenax-Salmilano is indeed a very Italian squad; the Professional Continental team departs for the 2007 year with 13 out of 16 of its riders from the land of Coppi and Bartali. Three foreigners will ride for the team, actually registered in Ireland, Ruslan Pidgornyy, Honorio Machado Perez and Jure Golcer.
Yesterday in Viareggio, the team managed by Fabio Bordonali was presented to the public. "We will aim with the young riders," said Bardonali to La Gazzetta dello Sport, "in the hope to discover new talent. [Roberto] Ferrari, with l1 victories in the under 23 ranks in 2006, could be one of the best sprinters in the new generation." The 23 year-old makes his professional debut this year on the team in the GP Etruschi, February 10.
Team: Alessandro Bertuola (Ita), Christian Murro (Ita), Claudio Cucinotta (Ita), Cristiano Salerno (Ita), Daniele Pietropolli (Ita), Fabrice Piemontesi (Ita), Gabriele Bosisio (Ita), Giairo Ermeti (Ita), Honorio Machado Perez (Ven), Jure Golcer (Slo), Luca Sabatino (Ita), Mauro Santambrogio (Ita), Miculà De Matteis (Ita), Roberto Ferrari (Ita), Ruslan Pidgornyy (Ukr) and Sergio Lagana (Ita).
A complete team listing can be found on Cyclingnews' teams database.