Luperini leads the women's Menikini-Gysko team for 2007

With 400 career wins including four Tours of Italy, three Tours de France, and three editions of the Vallona Arrow, the 33-year-old Italian Fabiana Luperini has earned the nickname "La Regina" [editor's note - "the queen"] among fans. She will lead the Menikini-Gysko UCI women's team for 2007. Luperini previously rode for Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line.

Menikini-Gysko will be managed by Walter Zini. The team will hold a presentation of its riders and racing programme on Saturday, February 17 in Milan.

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