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Pellizotti to lead Liquigas in Coppi e Bartali

After Milan-San Remo, Franco Pellizotti and his Liquigas-Bianchi team will head to the Adriatic coast of Italy to defend his title at the Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali, which starts next Tuesday in Riccione. Supported by Vincenzo Nibali, who will act as captain of the Liquigas team, Pellizotti, nicknamed the 'Delfino di Bibione' (Dolphin of Bibione), is said to be keen to repeat his 2005 victory with the cooperation of some of the riders who will take part in tomorrow's Milan-San Remo.

Besides Pellizotti and Nibali, the Liquigas team to the Coppi e Bartali race, which runs from Tuesday March 21 to Saturday March 25, will feature the names of Calcagni, Carlström, Miholjevic, Mugerli, Noè and Wegelius. Stefano Zanatta and Mario Chiesa will act as direttori sportivi.

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