LAMPRE-MERIDA for the Grande Boucle

LAMPRE-MERIDA for the Grande Boucle

After the national championships, LAMPRE-MERIDA technical staff and technical advisor Michele Bartoli selected the 9 riders for Tour de France.

This is the selection:

Davide Cimolai: 24 year old, Italian, sprinter, pro since 2010

Rui Costa: 27 years old, Portuguese, rouleur climber, pro since 2007, World Champion and three stages winner in Tour de France

Kristijan Durasek: 26 years old, Croatian, climber, pro since 2008

Christopher Horner: 42 years old, American, climber, pro since 1995

Sacha Modolo: 27 years old, Italian, sprinter, pro since 2010

Nelson Oliveira: 24 years old, Portuguese, rouleur, pro since 2010, Portuguese champion in road race and time trial

Maximiliano Ariel Richeze: 31 years old, Argentinian, sprinter, pro since 2006

Josè Rodolfo Serpa Perez: 35 years old, Colombian, climber, pro since 2006

Rafael Valls Ferri: 27 years old, Spanish, climber, pro since 2009

LAMPRE-MERIDA selection will be characterized by different colors, considering that seven riders will wear the traditional blue-fucshia-green cycling kits, while Rui Costa will wear the rainbow jersay and Oliveira will have the colors of the Portuguese champion.

Riders are from seven different Countries and three continents: Italy (2 cyclists), Portugal (2 cyclists), Argentina, Colombia, Croatia, Spain, United States of America.

The average age of the selection is 29 years old: Horner is the oldest (42 years old), Cimolai is the youngest (24 years old, he’s some monthes younger than Oliveira).
The average years as pro of the selected cyclists are 8 years.
Four riders will take part in Tour de France for the first time: Durasek, Modolo, Oliveira, Richeze.

LAMPRE-MERIDA will be directed di Matxin and Pedrazzini.
In the operating staff there will be masseur Capelli, Chiodini, Del Gallo, Napolitano and Redaelli, by mechanics Bortoluzzo, Coelho, Pengo, Romanò and Tiede, by driver Bozzolo and press officers Appiani and Carlo Saronni.

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