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2010 Giro d’Italia - Cervélo TestTeam Announced
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Date: 4/29/2010
2010 Giro d’Italia - Cervélo TestTeam Announced

2010 Giro d’Italia - Cervélo TestTeam Announced
Nominations are in for the Cervélo Squad for the 93rd Giro d'Italia - Veterans of the 2009 race return to add to their count of 4 stage wins to support Carlos Sastre in his hunt for victory in Verona.

The first Grand Tour of 2010 is just 9 days away. The Giro d'Italia starts in Amsterdam on Saturday, May 8, and then continues in the Netherlands for three days before the riders head to Italy.

The 93rd edition of the Giro will be highlighted by the return of legendary climbs like: Monte Zoncolan, Plan de Corones and the Gavia Pass before it ends on May 30 in Verona after racing 3,418 kilometres. This year’s route will be ideal for expert climbers and resistance riders.

The Cervélo TestTeam's selection for this year’s Giro d’Italia is done. Nine riders have been nominated to tackle the challenge of the first Grand Tour of the 2010 season.

Stage 21 2009 Giro Rome: Cervélo's Brit Daniel Lloyd on his way to finishing his first grand tour. Lloyd returns this year on the 2010 squad. Photo © 2010 Fotoreporter Sirotti

"In fact, half of our team roster is the same as last year. This is very important because we will arrive at this year’s Giro d’Italia with a more experienced team, ready to give our best," explained Sports Director Alex Sans Vega (Spain).

"Our team roster was selected with the goal of providing the strongest support for our leader Carlos Sastre (Spain) who finished  third in last years' Giro, after winning two stages. In addition we also had two other stage victories, notably in the final time trial with Ignatas Konovalovas (Lithunania) who is again on this year’s roster. We are ready and optimistic and very much looking forward to participating in this year's Giro."

“Last year I had a great time at the Giro d’Italia and I want to go back” said Carlos Sastre. “The fact that I haven’t won the Giro gives me special motivation, and this years route is very attractive for a rider with my characteristics.”

2009 Giro, Rome: Ignatas Konovalovas smiles from the stage 21 podium in front of the Rome Coliseum.  Photo © 2010 Fotoreporter Sirotti

93rd Giro d’Italia

Ińigo Cuesta   Spain    03-06-1969
Volodimir Gustov  Ukraine   15-02-1977
Ted King   USA    31-01-1983
Ignatas Konovalovas  Lithuania  08-12-1985
Daniel Lloyd   Great Britain  11-08-1980
Gabriel Rasch  Norway 08-04-1976
Carlos Sastre  Spain    22-04-1975
Xavier Tondo  Spain   05-11-1978
Marcel Wyss  Switzerland   25-06-1986

Davide Appollonio  Italy   02-06-1989
Stefan Denifl  Austria   20-09-1987

Sports Directors
Alex Sans Vega   Spain    27-07-1976
Philippe Mauduit  France  10-02-1968

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