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Anyone wanna rant? Is he good at what he does? Why hasn't anyone else ever spoken about him... etc.

Cunego eyes Giro's key time trial

 

By Gregor Brown

 


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Damiano Cunego will preview the Giro d'Italia's key time trial stage

in Liguria, Italy, in the coming days. The 2004 winner of the Italian

stage race is currently training in Tuscany with teammates as he aims

to escape the bad weather at home in Verona.

 

"We are here until Tuesday, doing motor-pacing and distance riding.

We will go and see the time trial course in Liguria as well," Directeur

Sportif, Brent Copeland said to Cyclingnews.

 

The 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia, May 9 to 31, is expected to

help decide the race overall. The 61.7-kilometre long time trial will

suit race favourites Ivan Basso and Lance Armstrong.

 

South African Copeland is back with Lampre after taking time out to

open a bicycle shop in Como, Italy. He will look after Cunego in key

races this year, which will include the Giro d'Italia, and possibly the

Tour de France. Cunego has not fully committed on which three-week

event he will race this year. Last year, he raced the Tour de France as

part of a successful season that included wins in the Amstel Gold andGiro di Lombardia.

 

"We did a ride of 160 kilometres today [Thursday - ed.]. It was a

good five and a half hour ride," said Copeland. "It is like heaven for

them to get on their bikes down here for five hours. In the day it is

12 to 13?C, whereas it is -2? in Milano."

 

Copeland confirmed Cunego will open his season at the GP Etruschi,

February 7, in Italy. Cunego will race the Volta ao Algarve, February

18 to 22, as his second race.

 

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He is also the guy behind como bike shop, willier etc.

 

That's why they are all connected.

 

 
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OK' date=' thanks for improving my knowledge guys.

No wonder Como has an SA special... Duh!? [/quote']

 

And a pic of Damiano Cunego as you log on, and a whole page dedicated to lampre Team gear, and willier and and and ... even the underwear supplier to Lampre has stuff for sale on comobike!
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I like Cunego, although he has never produced another grand tour result like his Giro win, he is a very consistant race winner and unlike some others has stayed the course at Lampre through thick and thin, consistant in all respects,.... I like that!!. 

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ja, no more grand tours but a number of classics and semi classics.

 

last year lombardy and amstel, very good me thinks.
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