Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Cycle Starts All Over Again for Lampre

It's that time of the year where the cycle of preparing for the next season begins. For example, Team Lampre-Farnese Vini will hold its first training camp for the 2010 season in Castenedolo (BS) from Tuesday, December 1 to Friday, December 4. During the camp all of the team members will have medical checks, try out new equipment, and discuss the proposed 2010 racing calendar. The meeting also serves to introduce new riders to the team and to begin the process of team building.

One of the new team members added during the short off-season is Danilo Hondo. He is expected to be an important contributor to the Petacchi sprint train next year.

General Manager Giuseppe Saronni commented, "We start the new season with a renewed team." By the way, this is the one and the same Saronni that won two Giri d’Italia (24 stage victories), one World Championship (video in this story), one Italian National Championship, one Milano-Sanremo, one Giro di Lombardia, and a long list of other victories. He has been the Lampre manager since 1991.

Photo: Saronni and Hondo

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