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Gallery: Lampre-Merida 2015 roster

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2015 Lampre-Merida

2015 Lampre-Merida (Image credit: Luca Bettini)
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Niccolo Bonifazio (Lampre - Merida)

Niccolo Bonifazio (Lampre - Merida) (Image credit: Luca Bettini)
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Sacha Modolo (Lampre - Merida)

Sacha Modolo (Lampre - Merida) (Image credit: Luca Bettini)
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Manuele Mori (Lampre - Merida)

Manuele Mori (Lampre - Merida) (Image credit: Luca Bettini)
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Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre - Merida)

Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre - Merida) (Image credit: Luca Bettini)
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Nelson Oliveira (Lampre Meirda)

Nelson Oliveira (Lampre Meirda) (Image credit: Luca Bettini)
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Luka Pibernik (Lampre - Merida)

Luka Pibernik (Lampre - Merida) (Image credit: Luca Bettini)
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Ruben Plaza Molina (Lampre - Merida)

Ruben Plaza Molina (Lampre - Merida) (Image credit: Luca Bettini)
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Jan Polanc (Lampre - Merida)

Jan Polanc (Lampre - Merida) (Image credit: Luca Bettini)
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Filippo Pozzato (Lampre - Merida)

Filippo Pozzato (Lampre - Merida) (Image credit: Luca Bettini)
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Maximiliano Richeze (Lampre - Merida)

Maximiliano Richeze (Lampre - Merida) (Image credit: Luca Bettini)
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Diego Ulissi (Lampre - Merida)

Diego Ulissi (Lampre - Merida) (Image credit: Luca Bettini)
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Ilia Koshevoy (Lampre - Merida)

Ilia Koshevoy (Lampre - Merida) (Image credit: Luca Bettini)
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Matteo Bono (Lampre - Merida)

Matteo Bono (Lampre - Merida) (Image credit: Luca Bettini)
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Mattia Cattaneo (Lampre - Merida)

Mattia Cattaneo (Lampre - Merida) (Image credit: Luca Bettini)
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Davide Cimolai (Lampre - Merida)

Davide Cimolai (Lampre - Merida) (Image credit: Luca Bettini)
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Valerio Conti (Lampre - Merida)

Valerio Conti (Lampre - Merida) (Image credit: Luca Bettini)
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Kristijan Durasek (Lampre - Merida)

Kristijan Durasek (Lampre - Merida) (Image credit: Luca Bettini)
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Mario Da Costa and Rui Da Costa

Mario Da Costa and Rui Da Costa (Image credit: Luca Bettini)
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Mario Da Costa and Rui Da Costa

Mario Da Costa and Rui Da Costa (Image credit: Luca Bettini)
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Mario Jorge Faria Da Costa (Lampre - Merida)

Mario Jorge Faria Da Costa (Lampre - Merida) (Image credit: Luca Bettini)
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Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Lampre - Merida)

Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Lampre - Merida) (Image credit: Luca Bettini)
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Gebremaryam Grmay Tsgabu (Lampre - Merida)

Gebremaryam Grmay Tsgabu (Lampre - Merida) (Image credit: Luca Bettini)
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Rafael Valls (Lampre - Merida)

Rafael Valls (Lampre - Merida) (Image credit: Luca Bettini)

Lampre-Merida will continue their season this week at the Dubai Tour February 4-7, followed by the G.P. Costa degli Etruschi, the Tour of Qatar, the Tour of Oman and Trofeo Laigueglia to finish out the month.

The Italian team's roster for Dubai will include Gang Xu, of China, and Taiwanese rider Chuna Kai Feng. The race will begin Feng’s debut season with the team, having raced with the Continental outfit Team Gusto in 2014. Gang Xu, however, raced with with Lampre-Merida last year and is looking forward to kicking off the season in Dubai.

"I spent the winter in China, training hard for starting the season in a good condition," Gang Xu said. "I feel that my condition is good to start properly in my second season in the blue-fuchsia-green jersey."

Other riders for Dubai include Filippo Pozzato, Davide Cimolai, Ilia Koshevoy, Luka Pibernik, Jan Polanc and Rafael Valls.

The team began racing at the Tour Down Under last week in Australia, where sprinter Niccolò Bonifazio took four top-10 finishes.

Lampre-Merida for Dubai Tour:
Filippo Pozzato, Davide Cimolai, Chun Kai Feng, Ilia Koshevoy, Luka Pibernik, Jan Polanc, Rafael Valls, Gang Xu