The team for Paris-Roubaix
- This afternoon the Lampre-Daikin team for Paris-Roubaix held a press conference in Kortrijk. - The objectives were focused above all on Ludo Dierckxsens, who didnít hide his ambition: "I had bad luck in the Ronde van Vlaanderen, but my form is all right and Paris-Roubaix is the most suitable Classic to my gifts. - This morning we trained on some cobblestones sections, like the legendary Arenberg. The road-bed was very dry and dusty. Since this is told to be a favourable moment for the "old men", I hope that next Sunday will be my day. - I know Iím not a first-rate rider, but I can make up for it with my will and determination. We can be inspired by Andrea Tafiís win in the Ronde van Vlaanderen".
-Ludo will have to measure himself with an unexpected difficulty: an allergy to pollen: "I started to develop the symptoms during Milan-San Remo. Then, they became more and more annoying during the Ronde van Vlaanderen and, above all during Gent-Wevelgem. -"I uderwent a test yesterday morning and it has showed an allergy to pollen Iíve never suffered from before. The weather forecast says itís going to rain: I hope so, as the rain can diminish the concentration of pollen in the air".
General manager Giuseppe Saronni, with the agreement of technicians, communicates the names of the riders he has summoned for Paris-Roubaix:
- Rubens Bertogliati - Ludo Dierckxsens - Alberto Loddo - Luciano Pagliarini - Maximilian Sciandri - Marco Serpellini - Zbigniew Spruch - Johan Verstrepen
Team manager: Pietro Algeri