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Liquigas juggles double engagement

Liquigas will keep itself busy with double engagements at the Hamburg Classic in Germany and the Tour of Missouri in the US next week. The team will be looking to add to its 28 victories of the season thus far.

Franco Pellizotti and Leonardo Bertagnolli will lead the team at the Vattenfall Cyclassics on September 7 as they try to gain a spot on Italy's World Championship team. The race's route has many climbs to test the form of racers for the big day in three weeks. The two Italian riders will be back by Maciej Bodnar, Kjell Carlström, Mauro Da Dalto, Murilo Fischer, Aliaksandr Kuchynski and Frederik Willems under DS Mario Chiesa.

Across the pond, Stefano Zanatta will direct the Liquigas team competing in the Tour of Missouri from September 8 to 14. Vicenzo Nibali and Roman Kreuziger will lead the team in the mountain stages and the individual time trial - races where they are strong and likely to excel. Francesco Chicchi, will mix it up in the sprints. Stagiaire Jacopo Guarnieri, from Team 2000 Marchiol-Liquigas, Gianni Da Ros, Slovenia Matej Mugerli will join in as stagiaires.

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