Scarponi leads Lampre tour challenge

Michele Scarponi will lead a nine-man Lampre team for the 2012 Tour de France.


The team will aim to combine a tilt at mountain stages and the general classification, with Scarponi their key man, with a sprint team led by veteran Alessandro Petacchi and Grega Bole.

Scarponi, who recently committed to riding with the team until 2013, won the 2011 Giro d'Italia, as well the Giro del Trentino and Volta a Catalunya.

He rode the Giro d'Italia this year again, finishing fourth.

Lampre roster: Grega Bole, Danilo Hondo, Yuriy Krivtsov, Matthew Lloyd, Marco Marzano, Alessandro Petacchi, Michele Scarponi, Simone Stortoni and Davide Viganò

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