Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Strade Bianche; 2 March; Giro del Lazio, 3 March


The first weekend in March brings us two important races, the Strade Bianche on Saturday, March 2nd and the revived Giro del Lazio on Sunday, March 3rd.

STRADE BIANCHE
For Strade Bianche 17 teams, 11 UCI ProTeams and 6 UCI Professional Continental Teams, have been invited as follows:
AG2R LA MONDIALE (FRA)
ASTANA PRO TEAM (KAZ)
BLANCO PRO CYCLING TEAM (NED)
BMC RACING TEAM (USA)
CANNONDALE PRO CYCLING (ITA)
GARMIN SHARP (USA)
LAMPRE-MERIDA (ITA)
MOVISTAR TEAM (ESP)
RADIOSHACK LEOPARD (LUX)
TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO (NED)
VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (NED)

ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI (ITA)
BARDIANI VALVOLE - CSF INOX (ITA)
CRELAN - EUPHONY (BEL)
IAM CYCLING (SUI)
KATUSHA (RUS)
VINI FANTINI - SELLE ITALIA (ITA)

Past winners:
2007 – Alexander Kolobnev
2008 – Fabian Cancellara
2009 – Thomas Lovkvist
2010 – Maxim Iglinskiy
2011 – Philippe Gilbert
2012 – Fabian Cancellara


GIRO DEL LAZIO
For Giro del Lazio 16 teams, 8 UCI ProTeams and 8 UCI Professional Continental Teams, have been invited as follows:
AG2R LA MONDIALE (FRA)
ASTANA PRO TEAM (KAZ)
BMC RACING TEAM (USA)
CANNONDALE PRO CYCLING (ITA)
LAMPRE-MERIDA (ITA)
MOVISTAR TEAM (ESP)
TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO (NED)
VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (NED)

ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI (ITA)
BARDIANI VALVOLE - CSF INOX (ITA)
CAJA RURAL (ESP)
COLOMBIA (COL)
CRELAN - EUPHONY (BEL)
IAM CYCLING (SUI)
KATUSHA (RUS)
VINI FANTINI - SELLE ITALIA (ITA)

Past winners*:
1933 - Giovanni Valetti
1934 - Renato Scorticati
1935 - Giuseppe Martano
1936 - Rinaldo Gerini
1937 - Gino Bartali
1939 - Mario Vicini
1940 - Gino Bartali
1941 - Adolfo Leoni
1942 - Osvaldo Bailo
1943 - Quirino Toccacelli
1945 - Zaurino Guidi
1945 - Gino Bartali
1947 - Michele Motta
1948 - Pietro Giudici
1949 - Annibale Brasola
1949 - Luciano Frosini
1951 - Fiorenzo Magni
1952 - Dante Rivola
1953 - Giorgio Albani
1954 - Angelo Conterno
1955 - Loretto Petrucci
1956 - Fiorenzo Magni
1957 - Ercole Baldini
1958 - Nino Defilippis
1959 - Diego Ronchini
1960 - Giuseppe Fallarini
1961 - Bruno Mealli
1962 - Nino Defilippis
1963 - Adriano Durante
1964 - Bruno Mealli
1965 - Franco Bitossi
1966 - Michele Dancelli
1967 - Felice Gimondi
1968 - Giancarlo Polidori
1969 - Flaviano Vicentini
1970 - Michele Dancelli
1971 - Franco Mori
1972 - Martin Van Den Bossche
1973 - Giovanni Battaglin
1974 - Roberto Poggiali
1975 - Roger De Vlaeminck
1976 - Roger De Vlaeminck
1977 - Francesco Moser
1978 - Francesco Moser
1979 - Silvano Contini
1980 - Bernt Johansson
1981 - Gianbattista Baronchelli
1982 - Dag-Erik Pedersen
1983 - Silvano Contini
1984 - Francesco Moser
1985 - Bruno Leali
1986 - Urs Zimmermann
1987 - Roberto Pagnin
1988 - Charly Mottet
1989 - Charly Mottet
1990 - Maurizio Fondriest
1991 - Andrea Tafi
1992 - Gianni Bugno
1993 - Pascal Richard
1994 - Maurizio Fondriest
1995 - Pascal Richard
1996 - Andrea Tafi
1997 - Alessandro Baronti
1998 - Andrea Tafi
1999 - Sergio Barbero
2000 - Maximilian Sciandri
2001 - Massimo Donati
2002 - Paolo Bettini
2003 - Michele Bartoli
2004 - Juan Antonio Flecha
2005 - Filippo Pozzato
2006 - Giuliano Figueras
2007 - Gabriele Bosisio
2008 - Francesco Masciarelli
*This list of winners provided by RCS Sport. However, other sources show "no race" in 1940 and 1946 that are attributed above to Gino Bartali (1945 listed twice above, Zaurino Guidi was the winner).

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