Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Journey to Copenhagen World Championships Begins

The journey to the Copenhagen World Championships (September 19 to 25) begins next week for the Italian national team. Members of the squad will be in Livorno from February 28 to March 3rd to focus on the discipline of time trialing.

It's the first stage of a three stage process aimed particularly at young riders. Participating under under C.T. Paolo Bettini, the U23 C.T. Marino Amadori, and Scuola dello Sport del Coni people, are riders:

National Professionals:
Alfredo Ballon - Lampre-Isd
Dario Cataldo - Quickstep
Adriano Malori - Lampre-Isd
Alan Marangoni - Liquigas-Cannondale
Marco Pinotti - Htc-Highroad
Manuel Quinziato - BMC Racing Team

National Under 23:
Diego Florio - G.S. Zalf Desiree Fior
Gianluca Leonardi - Site Marchiol Tassullo
Matthew Mammini - Mastromarco Chianti Sensi Benedetti
Alessandro Stocco - U.C. Treviso Bottoli Dynamon

Also, during the "Progetto Azzurro" there will be courses such as "The sense of belonging in modern cycling team", "The time trial: The performance model and its preparation", and the first lesson of "English for London 2012".

Photo: Marco Pinotti, five-time Italian Time Trial Champion (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010).

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