These are some voices by some of the protagonists from Lampre-ISD that will take part in the Italian national championship:
Ulissi: “We’ll aim to obtain the top results: in the team there will be cyclists that could compete for such targets. I’m in a good period, my feelings are good and I’m ambitious. I’m recovering the energies spent in Giro d’Italia, maybe in Slovenia I was a little bit tired, but now I feel my legs could support me in a good way”.
Righi: I took part in ten Italian championships and this one is the toughest one. One day races are difficult to predict, especially the national championships, but Lampre-ISD is competitive thanks to riders that are preparing Tour de France. I hope the weather won’t be so hot, I prefer cooler temperatures”.
Cunego: “Italian championship will be for me the last appointments in a long first part of season, that began on February and in which I obtained some satisfactions that allowed me to be close to the top ten of the World Ranking. Without the hitches occurred in the Ardenne Classics, the balance could have been even more positive, but I don’t want to complain. I’m approaching the race without so many energies, so I think it could be more useful to support my team mates that will be more competitive. After the Italian championship, I’ll be on holiday with for some days, then I’ll focus my attention on the second part of the season, with the top appointments of the World Championship”.
Scarponi: “I’ve just ended a training period on Stelvio and, in view of Tour de France, I think it could be useful to test in a race. The course will be very demanding, maybe I’ll suffer a little bit the pace since I have not raced anymore since Giro d’Italia. Anyway, I’ll be determined to perform a competitive race”.
Malori will take part only in the time trial: I’m the champion and I’m so willing to defend the title. That’s why I worked a lot after Giro d’Italia, training hard and racing in Tour de Slovenia. There, I performed a good time trial. I’ve got good feelings, it will be my duty to compete against competitive opponents such Pinotti”.
TRANSLATION AS RECEIVED FROM LAMPRE-ISD