The Italian L.P.R. Brakes team appears to have its bases covered for the upcoming Giro d’Italia.
The team will boast the firepower of Alessandro Petacchi in the sprint stages and then work for 2007 champion Danilo Di Luca for the overall title.
Sprint ace Petacchi will be back in his first grand tour since the 2007 Vuelta a España following his controversial ban for high levels of the asthma medication Salbutamol. A winner of 19 Giro stages, Petacchi will also take aim for the points jersey.
Di Luca, meanwhile, will be out to prove his 2007 victory wasn’t a fluke. Fourth in 2005 and eighth last year, Di Luca will see help from Gabriele Bosisio and Alessandro Spezialetti in the mountains.
LPR for the Giro d’Italia
Danilo Di Luca