Good news for cycling fans on the East Coast of the United States: Liquigas will send a strong team to the Commerce Bank Triple Crown races on June 3, 5 and 8, and its captain will be none other than Daniele Bennati, winner of three stage wins in the recent Giro d’Italia. The Italian sprinter also won the points jersey.
The Lehigh Valley Classic will be run over 12 laps of 11.4 kilometres each and the Reading classic is 119 kilometres in length. The final race, the Philadelphia International Championship, has a classics distance of 230 kilometres.
Liquigas will have the following riders to support Bennati: Maciej Bodnar, Claudio Corioni, Alberto Curtolo, Enrico Franzoi and Ivan Santaromita.
On the last day, the team will be visiting the Cannondale production centre in Bedford, Pennsylvania. Liquigas rides on Cannondale bicycles.