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Lampre-Merida team to Dubai

Team LAMPRE-MERIDA is flying to United Arab Emirates in order to take part in the second edition of the Dubai Tour.

In the Arab race (4-7 February) there will be 4 stages and the course will be tougher than the past edition:
– 4 February, Union Flag stage, 145 km;
– 5 February, Palm Stage, 185 km;
– 6 February, Desert Stage, 205 km. Dubai Hatta Dam, arrival on a 200 mt hill with max degree of 17%;
– 7 February, Burj Stage, 128 km. Finish line at Burj Khalifa,the highest skyscreaper in the world (828 mt).

Filippo Pozzato will be the team captain for the overall classification, Davide Cimolai will fight in the sprints: they both will receive the support by Jan Polanc, Luka Pibernik, Rafael Valls and Xu Gang, who all will have the chance to be in the breakaways.

Two important debuts in LAMPRE-MERIDA: Ilia Koshevoy will take part in his first race as pro, after having spent the second part of 2014 as trainee in blue-fuchsia-green; Chun Kai Feng will set a new limit for the Asian cycling, being the first Taiwanese rider to race in a World Tour team.

The team will be directed by Marco Marzano and Simone Pedrazzini, who’ll receive the support by the masseurs Capelli and Napolitano, by the mechanics Romanò and Viganò, by the doctor Beltemacchi, by the press officer Carlo Saronni and by the media manager Zhao Haoyang.

Lampre - Merida 2015

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