Six new faces at Liquigas-Canondale
Liquigas-Canondale have confirmed their roster for the 2012 season, naming six new riders in their squad.
Exciting 22-year-old Carlos Alberto Betancur is the Italian team's standout new signing, the Colombian coming from Acqua & Sapone where he won the Giro dell'Emilia and the 2010 Girobio.
Joining Betancur are neo-pros Stefano Agostini and Moreno Moser, both of whom served as trainees with the team last season.
Italians Federico Canuti (Colnago-CSF) and Daniele Ratto (Geox-TMC) and Colombian Jose Sarmiento (Acqua & Sapone) complete the new faces in the squad which will be led by captains captains Ivan Basso, Vincenzo Nibali and Peter Sagan.
Liquigas-Cannondale squad for 2012:
Valerio Agnoli, Stefano Agostini, Ivan Basso, Carlos Alberto Betancur, Maciej Bodnar, Paolo Longo Borghini, Federico Canuti, Eros Capecchi, Damiano Caruso, Mauro Da Dalto, Tiziano Dall’Antonia, Timmy Duggan, Ted King, Kristijan Koren, Alan Marangoni, Moreno Moser, Dominik Nerz, Vincenzo Nibali, Daniel Oss, Maciej Paterski, Daniele Ratto, Juraj Sagan, Peter Sagan, Jose Sarmiento, Fabio Sabatini, Cristiano Salerno, Sylwester Szmyd, Alessandro Vanotti and Elia Viviani.