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LPR gets ready for Lombardy

The Swiss registered Professional Continental team LPR is one of the wildcards for tomorrow's Giro di Lombardia, the final race of the ProTour. Team director Orlando Maini realises that it will be difficult for his riders to figure among the top placings, but reckons that they will make the most of the opportunity.

"We have to be realists," said Maini. "This race is extremely difficult and for us it would be very nice of a few riders could finish in Como. I'm confident that Muraglia can have a big day, although he has been affected by a muscular problem. In this case he should show that he deserves the trust that the team has placed in him. Of the others, I expect a courageous race. I want a team that's always on the move, ready to give everything from the first to the last kilometre of racing."

The LPR team for Lombardy is: Aitor Hernandez, Pavel Tonkov, Ivan Degasperi, Daniele Masolino, Mauro Santambrogio, Luca Nardello, Giuseppe Muraglia, Mikhaylo Khalilov.

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