CSF plays its cards Friuli

Team CSF Group-Navigare comes off of a competitive Giro di Sardegna and travels to north-eastern Italy to play its cards in Wednesday's Giro del Friuli. Directeur Sportif Roberto Reverberi has riders to contest the sprint and make the escape groups.

"The eventual breakaways will have to take into account the final 25 kilometres, which makes a bunch sprint the most probable option," read a team statement. "In this case, the cards to play for the team will be an in-form [Tiziano] Dall'Antonia and [Mauro Abel] Richeze, while [Mauro] Finetto and [Marco] Frapporti will be probably trying to join a breakaway."

The 184.2-kilometre race consists of a circuit that starts and ends in Pordenone. The Caneva Castle climb in each circuit will break up the race, but the finale is flat.

The team will field the same riders as it did in Sardegna, except Alan Marangoni will replace Alessandro Bisolti.

The Giro del Friuli is in its 31st year. Organisers last held the race in 2004, when De Nardi's Michele Gobbi won ahead of Franco Pellizotti and Andrea Moletta.

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