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A memorial to Pantani in the Appenines, Barloworld announce 19 for 2005, San Remo blitz trial starts

A memorial to Pantani in the Appenines, Barloworld announce 19 for 2005, San Remo blitz trial starts
PICTURE BY TIM DE WAELE A monument to Marco Pantani is due to be unveiled this coming Sunday in the Appenine town of Selvapiana di Bagno di Romagna. Pantani often used to train in this area before his death last February. A sculpture of Pantani's face measuring almost a metre and a half high will be placed in the town square, close to a fountain where the 1998 Tour and Giro winner used to top up his bottle. * The Italo/South African Barloworld team has unveiled its roster for the 2005 season. The team will be headed by Italian veteran Francesco Casagrande, with perennial Vuelta contender David Plaza of Spain another key signing. As well as a core of South African and Italian riders, Britain's Tom Southam has been brought in from Amore e Vita, and former pros Alberto Elli and Valerio Tebaldi are among the directeurs sportifs. The full line-up is: Francesco Casagrande, Luca Celli, Paolo Longo, Stefano Cavallari, Gian Paolo Cheula, Giulio Tomi, Enrico Degano, Eddy Serri and Antonio Salomone (all Italy), Darren Lill, Jeremy Maartens, Ryan Cox, Tjaan Kannemeyer and Jack Green (all South Africa), Roger Beuchat (Switzerland), Tom Southam (Great Britain), Steffan Adamson (Sweden) and Sean Sullivan (Australia). * Ten riders and two soigneurs have been called to appear before a Bologna judge on Wednesday as part of the investigation stemming from the Italian anti-doping police's raid on the Giro d'Italia in 2001. Dozens of police descended on the race on the night of June 6 in San Remo, and all of the rooms being used by the teams and the race caravan were searched. The riders called to appear are Alberto Elli, Giuliano Figueras, Pavel Padrnos, Stefano Zanini, Dario Frigo, Domenico Romano, Giuseppe Di Grande, Giampaolo Mondini, Daniele Di Paoli and Ermanno Brignoli. A Spanish and an Italian soigneur, the latter from the Mercatone Uno team, have also been called to appear.
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