Alberto Bettiol lead the Italians and Iván Cortina García heads up Spain as both nations race Sunday in the unfamiliar role as outsiders in the elite men's road race.
Former champion Paolo Bettini talks about the failed Alonso project, his opinions on Peter Sagan, doping, and the deceased Marco Pantani.
Paolo Bettini would have stayed with the Italian national team had he known that his work for F1 driver Fernando Alonso would be for naught
On his 40th birthday, we look back at the career of Olympic gold medalist and two-time world champion Paolo Bettini
With links to Bettini, Rubiera, F1 champion's new team will face questions as it navigates zero-tolerance cycling
Bettini may be preparing to join Formula One driver Alonso's squad, said to be preparing a 2015 debut
In the wake of missing a spot on the worlds podium, Bettini's future is murky
With no medals in three tries, Italian director needs to deliver in Florence on Sunday
Italian Giro champion will lead the home team in Florence and hopes his Vuelta ride will bring rainbow stripes
The Giro d'Italia champion says the route for this year's world championships road race is the "hardest in recent years"
Joaquim Rodríguez and Daniel Moreno are sharing storied and infamous digs at the Hotel Malpertuus in Riemst, Belgium, this week
Italian national team manager put the tactics in his young riders' hands late in Valkenburg and hopes it pays in Florence
Bettini, Nibali excited with a young Italian squad in the Netherlands, point to Spain, Belgium as favorites
Paolo Bettini won two world titles on the road and looks ahead to what he hopes will be his first as a manager
The two-time world champion Italian drove the 2012 worlds course and expects a four or five-man group to punch up a sprint for the rainbow stripes in September
Filippo Pozzato will captain the team, but Alessandro Petacchi's chances appear "complicated."