Cunego to lead Lampre's Tour challenge
Damiano Cunego and Alessandro Petacchi are the big names on Lampre's nine-man team list for the Tour de France.
Cunego, winner of the 2004 Giro d'Italia, will be competing in his third Tour de France and looking to improve on a best finish of 11th in the overall standings.
Petacchi, a veteran at 37 years of age, will be looking to supply stage wins for the team, with a total of six stage victories to his name on the Tour de France.
The Italian-based team features five Italian riders, in addition to a Slovenian, Ukrainian, German and a Swiss.
The Tour de France begins on July 2.
FULL LAMPRE LINE-UP
Leonardo Bertagnoli (Italy)
Grega Bole (Slovenia)
Matteo Bono (Italy)
Damiano Cunego (Italy)
Danilo Hondo (Germany)
Denys Kostyuk (Ukraine)
Adriano Malori (Italy)
Alessandro Petacchi (Italy)