Di Luca targets ProTour

After a Giro d'Italia where he spent five days in the leader's pink jersey Danilo Di Luca says he will return to racing for the HEW-Cyclassics-Cup in Hamburg on July 31 with just one aim for the rest of the year: to win the inaugural ProTour series.

His stint in pink at the Giro has shot Di Luca to fame in Italy. "The pink race has made me more popular than I have ever been," he said in a team statement. "One month ago I was known mainly by cycling fans; now I am stopped in the street by children and housewives as well."

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