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Saccarelli-EMU women's team

Monia Baccaille (Saccarelli Emu Sea Marsciano)

Monia Baccaille (Saccarelli Emu Sea Marsciano) (Image credit: Sebastiano Cipriani)

The Saccarelli-EMU team presented their 2007 squad this week. The team has been one of the women's UCI pro teams to steadily work it's way up the UCI rankings over the last few seasons, finishing their 2006 season ranked 14th in the world. The team's success has been built around nurturing young home-grown Italian riders and bringing in experienced foreign riders to support them. Based is the beautiful town of Marsciano on the Umbria/Tuscany border, the team rides a mix of the Italain UCI races and the women's World Cup, as well as the big European classics.

Saccarelli-EMU is built around its team leader Monia Baccaille. Baccaille is a strong sprinter was rarely outside the top ten in the sprint finishes in last year's women's Giro d'Italia. She also won the 2006 Coppa de Laghi Italian classic, a stage of the Trophee d'Or Feminin and came 3rd in the Tour of Flanders.

Supporting Baccaille is Alessandra D'Ettorre (Italy), the 2000 European road race champion, Leda Cox (Great Britain), Giovanna Trodli, a three-time Italian national time trial champion and former world champion on the track.

For the full roster, please visit the Cyclingnews teams database.