Ivan Basso will debut on home roads
The Italian season of Liquigas-Doimo will start at “Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria”, planned from 30th January to 2nd February. In the four stages of the race, leaded by directeur sportif Stefano Zanatta and Biagio Conte, will run Manuel Quinziato, Aliaksandr Kuchynski, Daniel Oss, Tiziano Dall’Antonia, Mauro Finetto, Jacopo Guarnieri, Fabio Sabatini and Brian Bach Vandborg.
Team Liquigas-Doimo and Ivan Basso, at the end, decided to move up the debut in 2010, at first planned on 22nd March at Volta Ciclista a Catalunya. The green and blue captain will be at the starting line of “GP dell’Insubria” and “GP di Lugano”, planned on 27th and 28th February. «The results obtained during the winter training – explains Basso – are really good and, together with management and trainer Aldo Sassi, we thought that move earlier could be useful. My training plan was studied to be ready in view of the most important events of the season and these races, after the altitude period at Teide, will give one response. It won’t be a test: I want understand my feeling to improve the training table during next months».
As well as the training aspects, Basso decided to move up his debut also to meet his fans: «During last season everywhere I received a warm welcome. Many months passed from last race and I miss it. I want meet again my fans, a fundamental factor of my work. I will also run near home: a great cause to accept the invite».