Team LAMPRE-MERIDA selection for Paris-Roubaix will be completely Italian.
The eight riders that on Sunday 13th April will face the Hell of the North are all born in Italy: Filippo Pozzato, who was second in Roubaix in 2009, will be the main blue-fuchsia cyclist and with him there will be Bonifazio, Cimolai, Favilli, Ferrari, Modolo, Palini and Wackermann.
The team will be directed by Maini and Marzano and in the staff there will be mechanics Baron and Bortoluzzo, masseurs Capelli, Del Gallo and Santerini, driver Bozzolo and physician Ronchi.
“Considering our team, Pozzato is the rider that, during his career, had shown the highest predisposition for cobblestons, so he’ll be the main cyclist of our selection - sport director Maini explained - In addition, we’ll rely on riders that have recently demonstrated that they can face in a competitive way this kind of races: I mean Cimolai and Modolo, but also Palini that in 2013 completed the race and in Tour des Flandres pedaled for many kilometers in the main breakaway.
There will be also young guns that could join attacks in the early part of the course”.
On Friday 11th April, LAMPRE-MERIDA’s cyclists will perform a recon on the course: in the late morning, they’ll start training from Arenberg and they’ll pedal for 70 km on the course of Paris-Roubaix.