Lampre to train at Tuscan retreat
Lampre-ISD will prepare themselves for the new season at their traditional training base in Tuscany, Italy.
They will then be joined by the remaining seven, who are currently in Australia preparing for the Tour Down Under, on January 24.
The full squad will be together for just three days though, with 10 of their number then departing for the Giro della Provincia di Calabria.
"We're going to be at Residence Riva degli Etruschi for a fifth year," Giuseppe Saronni, Lampre-ISD's general manager, said. "I think it's a very good tradition.
"The good weather of the Tuscan coast and the suitable training course will allow the technical staff to improve the condition of the athletes."