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