UCI visit Liquigas during team meeting

The International Cycling Union (UCI) anti-doping inspectors joined Team Liquigas during its first meeting for the 2008 season. The Italian ProTour Team had a surprise visit for blood controls during its stay at Salsomaggiore Terme (Lombardia), Italy, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Liquigas is enjoying the thermal baths while meeting with Team Manager Roberto Amadio to define the 2008 programmes. There are seven new signings for 2008 include Daniele Bennati, Enrico Franzoi, Valerio Agnoli, Claudio Corioni, Ivan Santaromita, Alberto Curtolo and Maciej Bodnar. Filippo Pozzato, who won 2007 Tour de France's stage in Autun, will arrive at the camp tomorrow, and was not controlled.

The 2008 Liquigas squad consists of returning riders Michael Albasini (Swi), Manuel Beltrán (Spa), Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita), Kjell Carlström (Fin), Dario Cataldo (Ita), Francesco Chicchi (Ita), Mauro Da Dalto (Ita), Murilo Fischer (Bra), Roman Kreuziger (Cze), Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr), Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro), Matej Mugerli (Slo), Vincenzo Nibali (Ita), Andrea Noè (Ita), Franco Pellizotti (Ita), Roberto Petito (Ita), Filippo Pozzato (Ita), Manuel Quinziato (Ita), Guido Trenti (Ita), Alessandro Vanotti (Ita), Charles Wegelius (GBr) and Frederik Willems (Bel), and new signings Valerio Agnoli (Ita), Daniele Bennati (Ita), Maciej Bodnar (Pol), Claudio Corioni (Ita), Alberto Curtolo (Ita), Enrico Franzoi (Ita) and Ivan Santaromita (Ita).

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