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Rebellin for Italy - at last

After a number of years trying without success, and going as far as to change his citizenship in 2004 before relinquishing it, it appears Davide Rebellin will be part of Italy's 'Squadra Azzurra' in Salzburg.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the 35 year-old Gerolsteiner rider is one of eight men who will line up for the world championship elite men's road race on September 24 wearing the famous azure jersey. The other seven is said to be: Paolo Bettini, Filippo Pozzato, Matteo Tosatto (all Quick.Step-Innergetic), Danilo Di Luca, Luca Paolini (both Liquigas), Marzio Bruseghin, Alessandro Ballan (both Lampre-Fondital).

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