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CGS Cycling Team AG
Via Trevano 2
6904 Lugano
Tel: +41 91 986 50 06
Fax: +41 91 986 50 09
Management
SARONNI Giuseppe
(General Manager)
MAINI Orlando
(Sports Director)
BONTEMPI Fabrizio
(Ass. Sports Director)
PIOVANI Maurizio
(Ass. Sports Director)
VICINO Bruno
(Ass. Sports Director)
FERNANDEZ MATXIN Joxean
(Ass. Sports Director)
LERICI Sandro
(Ass. Sports Director)
LAMPRE-MERIDA (LAM) - ITA
The Italian Lampre company has been an important sponsor in professional cycling since 1991 and has joined forces with bike company Merida for 2013 as the team begins to rejuvenate the squad. Lampre won just seven races in 2012 but Saronni is determined to turn things around in 2013.

Experienced team leaders Damiano Cunego, Michele Scarponi and Alessandro Petacchi will again wear the blue and pink colours, with the arrival of Merida, adding a touch of green to the standout jersey.

Cunego will again target the hilly Classics and at least one Grand Tour, and naturally has his sights focused on the hilly World Championships course in Florence. His endurance, climbing ability and fast finish makes him a natural favourite.

Scarponi is back from a three-month ban and is looking to make up for a disappointing 2012 season. He finished fourth in the Giro d'Italia but has proved he can do much better by winning the 2011 corsa rosa.

Petacchi is now 39 and has lost some speed and power but he has worked hard all winter with new coach and former pro rider Michele Bartoli. Both are confident Petacchi can take on the new generation of sprinters in 2013.

The team's gradual « revolution » began by signing Filippo Pozzato – arguably the best Italian classics rider of the moment, sprinter Roberto Ferrari and some of the best young Italian neo-pro riders.

Other riders to watch for at Lampre-Merida include time trialist Adriano Malori, the ex-Junior's UCI Road World Champion Diego Ulissi and neo pros Mattia Cattaneo and Luca Wackermann.

« The changes are a new challenge for us. We've got to work hard but we're enthusiastic and motivated, » team manager Giuseppe Saronni explained. « We're trying to give the riders the best possible support so they can focus on racing and winning. »
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Riders
ANACONA GOMEZ Winner COL 11.08.1988
BONO Matteo ITA 11.11.1983
CIMOLAI Davide ITA 13.08.1989
CUNEGO Damiano ITA 19.09.1981
DODI Luca ITA 26.05.1987
DURASEK Kristijan CRO 26.07.1987
FAVILLI Elia ITA 31.01.1989
FERRARI Roberto ITA 09.03.1983
GRAZIATO Massimo ITA 25.09.1988
LLOYD Matthew AUS 24.05.1983
MALORI Adriano ITA 28.01.1988
MORI Manuele ITA 09.08.1980
NIEMIEC Przemyslaw POL 11.04.1980
PIETROPOLLI Daniele ITA 11.07.1980
POLANC Jan SLO 06.05.1992
POZZATO Filippo ITA 10.09.1981
RICHEZE Maximiliano Ariel ARG 07.03.1983
SCARPONI Michele ITA 25.09.1979
SERPA PEREZ Jose Rodolfo COL 17.04.1979
STORTONI Simone ITA 07.07.1985
UBETO APONTE Miguel * VEN 02.09.1976
ULISSI Diego ITA 15.07.1989
VIGANO Davide ITA 12.06.1984
Neo
CATTANEO Mattia ITA 25.10.1990
PALINI Andrea ITA 16.06.1989
WACKERMANN Luca ITA 13.03.1992
Trainees
BONIFAZIO Niccolo ITA 29.10.1993
CAMBIANICA Enea SUI 21.11.1989
CONTI Valerio ITA 30.03.1993
* Provisionally suspended.
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