CSC for Tirreno

Jens Voigt (CSC)

Jens Voigt (CSC) (Image credit: Jon Devich)

Team CSC is preparing for this year's edition of Tirreno-Adriatico, which starts Wednesday, in Citavecchia. "Tirreno-Adriatico is always a tough race," said Director Sportif Scott Sunderland on the team's website,

"Most of the stages are hard and you have to be very fit just to keep up with the peloton, but I'm confident we'll get some good results. Our ambition is to get a rider in the top-five and maybe two in the top-10. ... Jens [Voigt] is our leader in this race and he has shown great form so far, so I think he'll do really well in the general classification.

"Lars Bak also looks good at the moment and he's very confident, so I'm hoping he'll be among the top-10 overall," Sunderland continued.

"Matti Breschel is starting to feel better and better after his back injury even though he's not a hundred percent yet. But he'll definitely be able to help Stuart O'Grady in the sprints, and he might make a couple of breaks as well and the same goes for Marcus Ljungqvist, Lars Michaelsen and Allan Johansen.

"Fabian Cancellara will have to chose a couple of days, where he wants to try and achieve some results, but other that that he's mainly here for the training and of course the time trial is his main job down here."

Team CSC has only won one stage in the history of this race, which was in 2006, where Fabian Cancellara won the time trial. In the general classification the Denmark-based team has succeeded in getting two riders in the top-ten, which was also last year.

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