Cooke leads Barloworld in Eroica

Team Barloworld will send a team around Baden Cooke to the dirt roads of the Monte Paschi Eroica on Saturday. The "new classic" race which winds "through the Chianti vineyards will test the riders suited to the spring classics", the team noted. The British-registered Professional Continental team will follow the race up with Tirreno-Adriatico and the Volta ao Santarem before heading to Milano-Sanremo.

Barloworld for Eroica: Baden Cooke, Francesco Bellotti, Diego Caccia, Patrick Calcagni, Gianpaolo Cheula, Marco Corti, Paolo Longo Borghini and Carlo Scognamiglio.

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