The last remaining WorldTour team based in Italy heads to the Far East to stay afloat.
The Italian Lampre – Merida team said it will carry on as a WorldTour squad in 2017, but it will take on a Chinese sponsor.
Roompot – Oranje Peloton rolled onto the Flanders cobbles with SRAM TK disc brakes, while Lampre – Merida riders are on Shimano discs
Does MPCC actually hold power as a voluntary group? Recent exits of three prominent teams raise questions about the organization's role
Lampre-Merida's Diego Ulissi returns to the Giro d'Italia, where he enjoyed success in 2014 but also ran afoul of anti-doping tests
After a protracted, convoluted battle over whether or not Diego Ulissi can return to racing, Lampre leaves the voluntary MPCC organization
The MPCC issues a vague press statement concerning Ulissi, and Lampre-Merida responds to what it feels is unfair treatment in the media
Lampre-Merida general manager Brent Copeland tells VeloNews Chris Horner's age (43) was the reason why the Italian team did not re-sign him
Lampre's Brent Copeland is adamant that Diego Ulissi didn't intend to break any rules, hopes his rider can get back on track this spring
MPCC rules could be problematic for Lampre-Merida when Diego Ulissi returns to racing this spring after nine-month ban