Paolini at the Volta a Catalunya

Luca Paolini (Liquigas) will ride his first race since Flèche Wallonne on April 19 in the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (May 15-21). The rider from Milan will be the captain of a squad featuring Eros Capecchi, Francesco Failli, Roman Kreuziger, Marco Milesi, Matej Mugerli, Manuel Quinziato, and Stefano Zanini. Team managers: Dario Mariuzzo and Mario Scirea.

"Volta Catalunya is a Pro Tour race with a field of top riders," said Paolini. "Many of them are almost in peak form. I regard this race as an opportunity to find the right tempo again. I've many important upcoming appointments, like the Tour de Suisse, the Italian championships and, especially, the Tour de France. Of course, I hope that fortune will smile on me already in Spain."

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