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Liquigas, Gerolsteiner for Swiss races

A muddy Rebellin in 2006

A muddy Rebellin in 2006 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

With the Classics team off to the Belgian races, the Liquigas squad will rely on Vincenzo Nibali, winner of the 2006 Grand Prix Ouest France, along with Michael Albasini and Patrick Calcagni for the weekend's Swiss races, the GP Chiasso and GP Lugano. The squad, directed by Mario Chiesa, will also feature Leonardo Bertagnolli, Kjell Carlström, Francesco Failli (only at the GP Chiasso), Roman Kreuziger, Matej Mugerli and Andrea Noè (only at the GP of Lugano).

Gerolsteiner's Davide Rebellin is looking forward to the Swiss races. In last year's edition, Rebellin took second to Quick Step's Remmert Wielinga after chasing the late escape only to fall short in the end. In the 2006 GP Lugano, Rebellin took fourth, showing that the parcours suit his abilities. Rebellin's form is coming along, as shown by his fourth overall at February's Volta ao Algarve.

Gerolsteiner for the GP di Lugano: Johannes Fröhlinger, Oscar Gatto, Heinrich Haussler, David Kopp, Sebastian Lang, Andrea Moletta, Davide Rebellin, Matthias Ruß, Stefan Schumacher and Tom Stamsnijder.

The UCI Professional Continental team Ceramica Flaminia will have an important debut at the GP Chiasso and GP Lugano, and will count on Cristian Gasperoni and Maurizio Varini to achieve a good result. Also starting are Wladimir Duma, Michele Scotto D'Abusco, Hubert Krys, and Adam Wadecki.