World’s “Squadra Azzuri” Announced
Italian team manager Franco Ballerini today announced his line-up for the World’s road race on October 13 in Zolder Belgium. The course is mainly flat, and perfectly suited to azzuri team captain Mario Cipollini. Riding “for” Mario will be his team mates Giovanni Lombardi, Mario Scirea and Daniele Bennatti (Acqua&Sapone -Cantina Tollo); Paolo Bettini, Davide Bramati, Daniele Nardello and Luca Scinto (Mapei-Quickstep); Danilo Di Luca and Fabio Sacchi (Saeco-Longoni Sport); Alessandro Petacchi and Matteo Tosatto (Fassa Bortolo); Gianluca Bortolami (Tacconi Sport-Tonello); Lorenzo Bernucci (Landbouwkrediet- Colnago).
For the TT on October 10, the Italians will be represented by Manuel Quinziato (Lampre-Daikin) and Filippo Pozzato (Mapei-Quickstep).