Lampre announces Beijing roster

Alessandro PetacchiThe second edition of Tour of Beijing starts next week. It's been some talk about this race, because no, or at least few, Japanese riders will start in the race due to a dispute between China and Japan when it comes to some islands.

Lampre-ISD has announced its roster for the final WorldTour event of the year. Even though it's still a small and not so popular race, it is important for the teams to try to win it due to the World Tour points that the riders get.

Lampre is currently 14th in the UCI WorldTour rankings of 18 teams and would of course like to move up.

"During the season we didn't obtain the good results we aimed to, even if we gave valuable experience to young talent that will be the top riders in the future," said Lampre-ISD general manager Giuseppe Saronni.

"The Beijing race will be very important for us because our goal is to complete the season in a winning way and to gain the points in the WorldTour ranking."

Alessandro Petacchi will be the leader of the team, with Davide Viganò, Davide Cimolai and Grega Bole trying to help him in the sprint.

Manuele Mori and Daniele Pietropolli, Morris Possoni will have chances to ride for victory and so on.

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