Barloworld for Luxembourg and Memorial Pantani

Barloworld will focus on the Tour de Luxembourg and the one-day Memorial Pantani race this week after the three weeks it spent racing the Giro d'Italia.

The Italian team (registered in Great Britain) finished the Giro d'Italia, May 9 to 31, with two podium spots: Robert Hunter second in stage seven and Félix Rafael Cárdenas in stage 18. Kenyan Chris Froome tried for the stage win after an all-day escape in stage 14 to Bologna's San Luca.

Hunter will lead the team for the sprints in Luxembourg, today through Saturday. He joins the seven-man team of Diego Caccia, Francesco Bellotti, Patrick Calcagni, Carlo Scognamiglio, Marco Corti and Michele Merlo.

The team will send a five-man team – John-Lee Augustyn, Giampaolo Cheula, Chris Froome, Paolo Longo Borghini and Steve Cummings – to the Memorial Pantani this Saturday in Cesenatico, Italy. The race, dedicated to late cycling star Marco Pantani, is 183.7 kilometres long.

Enrico Rossi won the 2008 race ahead of Damiano Cunego.

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