Team Barloworld to train in Tuscany

Barloworld in action at the Tour de France

Barloworld in action at the Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The 2007 season is only just over but Team Barloworld is already planning for 2008. The team's first appointment of the new year will be the traditional pre-season training camp in Italy at the Hotel Marinetta in Marina di Bibbona (Toscana), Italy. From January 17 to 26, the riders and staff will get together to prepare for what will hopefully be another successful season of racing.

Team manager Claudio Corti and directeur sportifs Alberto Volpi and Valerio Tebaldi have planned a busy nine days for the riders, with training rides, meetings with new riders (10 out of a total of 19 in the team) and the programming of the team's race calendars and season objectives.

The first race of the season is expected to be in South Africa, where Barloworld has its company headquarters, at the Worlds View Challenge, February 2 to 7. The team will also ride the GP degli Etruschi on February 7.

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