Friday, June 28, 2013

2013 Tour de France, the Italian Riders

In total there will be only 18 Italian riders, out of a total of  198 riders, at the start tomorrow of the 100th edition of the Tour de France in Porto-Vecchio in Corsica.

Lampre-Merida training in Corsica before TdF start

Damiano Cunego has a stated aim of a high general classification finish and a stage win; Cunego is the only Italian with hopes of a a top 10 finish. 

Roberto Ferrari and Daniele Bennati  are the best hopes for sprint stage victories.

The rest of the Italians will be in the service of their team captains so how much leeway they will have in pursuing a stage victory will depend upon many factors. 

Matteo Bono
Davide Cimolai
Elia Favilli
Enrico Gasparotto
Francesco Gavazzi
Davide Malacarne
Adriano Malori (time trial specialist)
Alan Marangoni
Alessandro De Marchi
Manuele Mori
Moreno Moser
Manuel Quinziato
Fabio Sabatini
Matteo Tosatto
Matteo Trentin

Note: Only 31 riders that particpated in the Giro d'Italia will also participate in the Tour de France.

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1 comment:

  1. Team Radioshack's trademark infringement on Bianchi's celeste color is just that, a trademark infringement.

    If Bianchi have half a backbone they'll affect an injunction. And sue. Big time. Once again no respect toward propriety.