Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Italy Announces 2012 World Championships Squads

The Federazione Ciclistica Italiana has just announced at the CONI headquarters in Milano the teams for the 2012 UCI Road World Championships that will take place in Limburg, the Netherlands, between 15 and 23 September 2012. Following are the elite (professional) teams:

Men's Road Race, Elite:
Commissario Tecnico: Paolo Bettini

Eros Capecchi (Liquigas-Cannondale)
Dario Cataldo (Omega Pharma – Quick Step)
Oscar Gatto (Farnese Vini – Selle Italia)
Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil)
Moreno Moser (Liquigas-Cannondale)
Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale)
Giacomo Nizzolo (Radio Shack – Nissan)
Rinaldo Nocentini (Ag2r La Mondiale)
Luca Paolini (Katusha)
Matteo Trentin (Omega Pharma – Quick Step)
Diego Ulissi (Lampre –Isd)
* i nomi delle due riserve per la prova in linea saranno ufficializzati in seguito (two reserves to be named in future)

Men's Time Trial, Elite

Adriano Malori (Lampre-Isd)
Marco Pinotti (Bmc Racing Team)

Women's Road Race, Elite
Commissario tecnico: Edoardo Salvoldi

Giada Borgato (Diadora Pasta Zara)
Giorgia Bronzini (Diadora Pasta Zara)
Noemi Cantele (Be Pink)
Francesca Cauz (Top Girl Fassa Bortolo)
Elena Cecchini (MCipollini Giambenini Gauss)
Tatiana Guderzo (MCipollini Giambenini Gauss)
Elisa Longo Borghini (Team Hitec Product Uck)
Dalia Muccioli (Be Pink)
Rossella Ratto (Verinlegno Fabiani)
Marta Tagliaferro (MCipollini Giambenini Gauss)
* le due riserve per la prova su strada verranno comunicate in seguito (two reserves to be named in future)

Women's Time Trial, Elite

Elisa Longo Borghini (Team Hitec Product Uck)
Rossella Ratto (Verinlegno Fabiani)

Note:  the FCI implemented a decision to not select any rider involved in any doping inquiry. This is why you do not see names such as Cunego, Ballan, Visconti, Gasparotto, and Pozzato.

I will publish the Under 23 and Junior squad details later.

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