LAMPRE-MERIDA will monitor four Countries during the National championship weekend: Italy, Portugal, Slovenia and Poland.
On Friday 27 June, Rui Costa will come back to competitions after the victory in Tour de Suisse. The world champion aims to realize another hat trick, after the one he got in the Swiss race: he’ll compete in the Portuguese time trial race, that he had already won twice.
Along the 32,2 km course in Soito, one of his opponents will be team mate Oliveira, who won the title in 2011.
In addition to Rui Costa, Mattia Cattaneo too demonstrated in Tour der Suisse his talent in time trial, so he’s ready to face the Italian tt race, that will take place on Sunday 29 from Taio to Malè. Valerio Conti will be the second LAMPRE-MERIDA rider to participate in the time trial.
Sport directors Vicino and Marzano will take care of the blue-fuchsia-green selection for the road race (220,5 km): at the start from Malè there will be Bono, Cattaneo, Conti, Dodi, Mori, Palini, Pozzato and Wackermann. Very interesting summit arrival in Fondo.
After having obtained, in the early days of June, the 4th place in the Slovenian time trial championship, Jan Polanc is ready to try to assault the road race that will take place in Gabrje (11 laps of 15 km of lenght each, total lenght of 165 km).
LAMPRE-MERIDA will monitor also Polish national championship, in which Niemiec will race on the 220 km course in Sobotka.