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LAMPRE-MERIDA for the Vuelta a España

Michele Scarponi, Winner Anacona and Simone Stortoni for climbs, Richeze and Graziato for fighting in the sprints, Ulissi and Mori hunting for breakaways and stages victories, Dodi and Bono as perfect domestiques.

These are the nine cyclists that were selected by Team LAMPRE-MERIDA technical staff for Vuelta a Espana 2013.
The team of general manager Saronni will be directed by technics Matxin and Lerici, with the support by masseurs Wais Baron, Bolzonaro, Leboso, Luna and Napolitano, by mechanics Ronny Baron, Carminati, Pengo and Romanò and by doctors Beltemacchi and Pollastri.

On the large Italian Group of riders (7 athletes) will be added the two awaited South American cyclists, Winner Anacona (19th in the 2012 overall classification of his debut in Vuelta) and the Argentinian Maximiliano Richeze (11 podium during the season).
Scarponi is going to face his second Grand Tour, after Giro d’Italia in which he obtained the final 4th place.

The Spanish race will be the second Grand Tour for Scarponi in 2013: “It’s not so simple to take part, with good results, in two three weeks stages races, but I trained in a proper way and I’d really like to be competitive.
It would be interesting to evaluate if I’ll be able to fight in the overall classification, then I’ll aim to be protagonist in mountains stages: it would be great to win one stage.
In addition, I hope to be in such good fit to show that I’d could be a valid member of the National team that will race in Florence, since the course could be suitable for my characteristics”.

Vuelta will be an important moment for Ulissi too: “My target is a stage victory and I know I could battle for reaching this goal. Stage by stage my fit should improve, so that I’ll be ready to perform a very good World Championship if I’ll be member of the National team”.

Vuelta a Espana will take place from 24 August to 15 September.

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