For the third year in a row the team Neri Sottoli – Selle Italia – KTM will be at the start of the Czech Cycling Tour, a stage race that will start with a team time trial the 15th of august and then will end with the classical finish of Sternberk the 18th of august.
The race will see the return of Giovanni Visconti one month after the terrible crash occurred at the Tour of Austria. The siciliano rider is not at 100% but he will still be the leader of a young team chosen by the DS Luca Amoriello and Tomas Gil.
Davide Gabburo and Etienne Van Empel will try to perform well in the queen stage, the 3rd one in Unicov, with Luca Pacioni aiming for the sprints of the 2nd and 4th day.
The line up is completed by three riders ready to work for their team mates like Giuseppe Fonzi, Roberto Gonzalez and Massimo Rosa.
15/8 Stage 1 (TTT) – Ostrava › Ostrava (16.2k)
16/8 Stage 2 – Olomouc › Frýdek-Místek (186.6k)
17/8 Stage 3 – Olomouc › Uničov (173k)
18/8 Stage 4 – Mohelnice › Šternberk (178k)