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Alessandro Ballan rode impressively in the final week of the Tour de France. (Tim de Waele photo.)
Alessandro Ballan rode impressively in the final week of the Tour de France. (Tim de Waele photo.)

Ballan Ready To Defend Tour de Pologne Title

30. July 2010

Sochaczew, Poland

An on-form Alessandro Ballan will enjoy solid support from the BMC Racing Team as he begins defense of his Tour de Pologne title Sunday.

A Marked Man
Ballan finished second on Stage 15 of the Tour de France and was third at the Italian national road championships in June. "He's coming out of the Tour in really good shape," BMC Racing Team Directeur Sportif John Lelangue said. "Of course everyone will be looking to him, so he won't have the same freedom as last year. But last year, don't forget he was wearing the rainbow jersey." The seven-stage,1,276-kilometer event consists entirely of road races.

Tour de Pologne Roster (Aug. 1-7)
Alessandro Ballan (ITA), Chris Butler (USA), Alexander Kristoff (NOR), Mauro Santambrogio (ITA), Florian Stalder (SUI), Jackson Stewart (USA), Danilo Wyss (SUI).

Sport Directors:
Fabio Baldato (ITA), René Savary (SUI)

Staff:
Doctor: Dario Spinelli (ITA). Mechanics: Ronald Ruymen (BEL), Andy Stone (USA), Ted Wood (GBR). Soigneurs: Chris De Vos (BEL), Trudi Rebsamen (USA), Sven Schoutteten (BEL), Freddy Viaene (BEL).