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Alessandro Ballan is showing good early-season form. (©Sirotti.)
Alessandro Ballan is showing good early-season form. (©Sirotti.)

Giro di Sardegna: A Good Test

20. February 2011

Olbia, Italy

This week's Giro di Sardegna will provide some of the BMC Racing Team stage race riders with a good test before next month's Paris-Nice, Directeur Sportif John Lelangue said.

Ballan Third In 2009

Alessandro Ballan leads the squad in the five-stage race that begins Tuesday. Ballan said his seventh-place finish Saturday at Trofeo Laigueglia makes him believe he can improve on his third place overall at this race in 2009. "I have good condition and have had good training at my home," Ballan said. "Saturday, we worked well as a team, too." Lelangue said: "This group is going well together and in good shape at the beginning of the season. Let's hope they can stay healthy until Paris-Nice."

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Giro di Sardegna Roster (Feb. 22-26):
Alessandro Ballan (ITA), Brent Bookwalter (USA), Chris Butler (USA), Yannick Eijssen (BEL), Steve Morabito (SUI), Mauro Santambrogio (ITA), Ivan Santaromita (ITA), Johann Tschopp (SUI).

Directeurs Sportif:
Fabio Baldato (ITA), Rik Verbrugghe (BEL)

Doctor: Dr. Giovanni Ruffini (ITA). Mechanics: Geert Robauts (BEL), Kevin Grove (USA). Soigneurs: Bernd Coutteau (BEL), Stefano Rubino (ITA), Filip Sercu (BEL). Bus Driver: Francesco Villa (ITA).