Carrara on track in Moscow

Italian cyclist Vera Carrara will take part in the first track world cup event in Moscow, which will be held over this weekend. The 25 year-old from Bergamo, who won the world championships points race in March, will be back on her Bianchi again after a pause due to physical problems. "This year I suffered from a pain in my back like in 2001," she said. "That's why I preferred to skip some road races: I have started to train again since one month and I have put myself on a balanced diet."

The world champion has ambitions for the upcoming season: "I will try to perform well already in the track world cup events even if I'm not completely happy with my form yet. I'm sure I'll be in great condition at the world championships in April. As for the road calendar, I have a goal I don't want to miss: an excellent performance at the women's Giro d'Italia."

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