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Young Slovakian talent to lead Milram at Trofeo Laigueglia

By:
Paul Verkuylen in Geelong
Published:
February 23, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:18 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, February 23, 2008

U23 World Champion Peter Velits will be at the head of Team Milram on Saturday, February 23 for the...

U23 World Champion Peter Velits will be at the head of Team Milram on Saturday, February 23 for the 45th edition of the 185km Italian one day race Trofeo Laigueglia. In addition to Velits, three Italians will compete including Elia Rigotto, Luca Barla and Sergio Ghisalberti. They will be joined by Germans Dennis Haueisen and Sebastian Schwager, Slovakian Matej Jurco, and Ukranian Andrey Grivko.

It will be Velits' first European race this season. He's spent his early racing in South Africa at the World View Challenge in early February, when he raced with his twin brother Martin.

Milram is among nine ProTour teams for the event, which will cover three ranked climbs along the Riviera coast including the 677 meter high Passo di Ginestro (twice) and the 690 meter high Passo Ballestrini, the latter of which comes just 30km before the finish.

Milram for Trofeo Laigueglia: Elia Rigotto, Luca Barla, Sergio Ghisalberti, Andrey Grivko, Dennis Haueisen, Sebastian Schwager, Peter Velits, and Mateij Jurco under Directeur Sportif Vittorio Algeri.

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