Diego Ulissi will be the captain of Lampre-Merida in the 70th edition of GP Lugano and he’ll be supported by a top quality line-up in which there will be Mattia Cattaneo, Valerio Conti, Kristijan Durasek, Roberto Ferrari, Manuele Mori, Simone Petilli and Xu Gang.
The team will be directed by sports director Pedrazzini, supported by the physician Dr Beltemacchi, the masseurs Della Torre and Gallivanone, the mechanics Bortoluzzo and Chiodini and the drivers Bozzolo and Luigi Saronni.
On the lake shores, Lampre-Merida obtained two victories in the 2015 season: in Gp Lugano with Bonifazio and in the 17th stage of the Giro d’Italia (Tirano-Lugano) with Modolo.
“Ulissi know well the roads of the Gp Lugano and he’s in a good condition, so he’ll be our captain and he’ll try to achieve that goal that he missed in the previous races, when he was in the head of the races in the final kilometers but he could not complete the performances in a winning way – sports director Pedrazzini explained – It will be important to approach the race in the proper way, considering that it will be difficult to chasean eventual attack of more than 10 riders for those teams which won’t have cyclists in the breakaway.
Cattaneo, Petilli and Xu Gang will control the first part of the race, while Durasek and Conti are inspired enough to be with Ulissi in the final kilometers.
The experience of Mori and Ferrari will be important too for achieving the goal“
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