Tour de France

Cunego to lead experienced Lampre team at Tour de France

31-year-old Damiano Cunego will lead the Italian team, which boasts an average age of 29

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PARIS (AFP) — Italian cycling team Lampre-Merida on Tuesday unveiled an experienced team for this year’s Tour de France, with an average age of 29.

Damiano Cunego, 31, who was sixth in the general classification at the 2011 Tour, will lead the team, which also includes 33-year-old Polish climber Przemyslaw Niemiec, who finished sixth in the Giro last month.

Adriano Malori, the winner of the Tour of Bavaria in May, was also selected.

Lampre-Merida for the Tour de France

Matteo Bono (ITA)
Davide Cimolai (ITA)
Damiano Cunego (ITA)
Elia Favilli (ITA)
Roberto Ferrari (ITA)
Adriano Malori (ITA)
Manuele Mori (ITA)
Przemyslaw Niemiec (POL)
Jose Serpa (COL)