Giro d'Italia - Saunier Duval/Prodir Team Announced
Pietro and Matteo Algeri bring a talents young and old from the "Red Bird" Squad
looking for victory in the Corsa Rosa with more opportunities for the red birds
to sing. Gibo in better form than 2006.
Saunier Duval/Prodir riders who will take part in the 90th edition of the Giro
d´Italia, set to kick off on Saturday, will meet tonight in Milan.
Tomorrow, the team heads for Sardinia, the Italian island that will welcome
the beginning of the race this year. Coached by Pietro and Matteo Algeri, the
yellow team´s line-up for the first Grand Tour of the season includes these nine
Saunier Duval/Prodir Giro d'Italia Squad.
Ángel "Litu" Gomez
Pietro Algeri is happy with his riders´ good shape and highlights the goal
they've set for the race, "Of course, our prime goal is to see Simoni as the
Giro winner. I'm sure he can do it because he's become vastly experienced.
Moreover, he told me that his physical condition is better now than in 2006. The
whole team will work for him, including Riccò, who can learn a lot from Gibo.
This doesn´t mean we won't fight for stage wins: Riccò has a good chance to take
mountaintop finish stages, and Piepoli or Mayo can win stages with difficult
climbs. Then, men like Cañada or Mori on the mountains and "Litu" Gómez or
Bertogliati on flat terrain will certainly be on the front."