Simoni: "Cunego and I do not have problems"

Lampre-Caffita rider Gilberto Simoni has restated that no bad blood exists between he and his team-mate Damiano Cunego, speaking in particular about this year's Giro d'Italia, which begins in just over a month's time on May 7, 2005.

Currently lying 13th overall at the Setmana-Catalana stage race in Spain, Simoni said that to take the overall honours will be complicated: "We will go day to day, seeing what possibilities there are to obtain a victory, but is clear that to take the general [classification] will be complicated," he said. "In fact, it is more preparation for Giro, without being dismissive of a five-day race like this one."

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