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Miche presented

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Team Miche

Team Miche (Image credit: Fabrizio Sterpos)
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Team Miche for 2005

Team Miche for 2005 (Image credit: Fabrizio Sterpos/viaroma100.net)
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A group photo of the Miche team

A group photo of the Miche team (Image credit: Fabrizio Sterpos/viaroma100.net)
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The team bikes and mystery rider

The team bikes and mystery rider (Image credit: Fabrizio Sterpos/viaroma100.net)
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Manager Marco Tozzi with journalist Antonio Mannori

Manager Marco Tozzi with journalist Antonio Mannori (Image credit: Fabrizio Sterpos/viaroma100.net)
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Team manager Giuseppe Tognaccini with journalist Antonio Mannori

Team manager Giuseppe Tognaccini with journalist Antonio Mannori (Image credit: Fabrizio Sterpos/viaroma100.net)

The Bulgarian registered Professional Continental team Miche was presented in Terranuova Bracciolini in Tuscany, Italy on Saturday, January 29. The team is in its third year and includes 14 riders, with a strong Italian and Polish focus. Managed by Marco Tozzi, the squad signed Polish riders Seweryn and Slawomir Kohut (Hoop CCC), Ivaïlo Gabrovski (MBK, the only Bulgarian on the team), and Italian neo-pro's Giairo Ermeti (Italian elite without contract champion) and Armando Rupa. Poland's Przemyslaw Niemec, already a team member last year, will serve as one of the team's strong men.

The teams' first races will be the G.P. Marseillaise, Etoile de Bessèges and Tour Méditerranéen in France, with a short trip to Italy for the Trofeo Laigueglia on February 15, then the Tour du Haut-Var (Feb. 19) and Classic Haribo (Feb. 20) in France.

Miche is sponsored by the bicycle component manufacturer of the same name, and the team will ride FRW bikes.

Click here for the full team roster