Italy’s Tour of Spain winner Vincenzo Nibali will spearhead the Liquigas team’s effort in the Giro d’Italia starting on Saturday. “Just one aim – the pink jersey,” the Italian team boasted as they unveiled their eight-man team on Tuesday.
Without Italy’s 2006 and 2010 Giro champion Ivan Basso, who is focusing on the Tour de France, the team will be counting on Nibali, winner of the Asolo stage and third overall last year. In the mountains, the Sicilian rider will be backed up by climbers – Valerio Agnoli, Eros Capecchi and Cristiano Salerno – with his Polish teammate Sylester Szmyd under orders to go as far as possible with the team leader in
order to achieve victory.
Liquigas Team for Giro:
Vincenzo Nibali (ITA), Valerio Agnoli (ITA), Eros Capecchi (ITA), Tiziano Dall’Antonia (ITA), Alan Marangoni (ITA), Fabio Sabatini (ITA), Cristiano Salerno (ITA), Sylwester Szmyd (POL), Alessandro Vanotti (ITA)