Cunego certain for Tour

After ongoing rumours about his non-participation, Belgian news outlet sportwereld has reported that Lampre-Fondital's Damiano Cunego is planned to ride the Tour de France according to his team management. The 24 year-old 2004 Giro d'Italia winner finished fourth in the Italian Grand Tour this year, and had then publicly doubted his appearance in the Tour.

"Cunego will ride the Tour, as this is much too important for his development as a rider," said team officials Saronni and Martinelli. "It will teach him a lot."

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