Veteran Cyclist Chris Horner Was Released By Team Lampre

PARIS, Nov 04, 2014 (AFP) - Chris Horner, the oldest winner of a Grand Tour, is in search of a new team after Italian outfit Lampre decided not to renew his contract on Tuesday. The American, who last year stunned many with his victory in the Tour of Spain at the age of 41, joined Lampre in January but suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung when he was hit by a car on a training ride … [Read more...]

Vuelta Winner Chris Horner Signs With Team Lampre

PARIS, Jan 30, 2014 - Tour of Spain winner Chris Horner has signed for Lampre, the Italian team confirmed on Thursday. The 42-year-old American has been without a team since leaving RadioShack last year. Lampre will be the 12th team for whom the Japanese-born rider has competed. Horner, who turned professional in 1995, is expected to compete in two big races this season - the Giro … [Read more...]

Michele Scarponi Suspended By Team Lampre

Tiralongo About To get The Best of Scarponi on Giro Stage 7

PARIS, Nov 6, 2012 (AFP) - The Lampre team have suspended Italian rider Michele Scarponi, winner of the 2011 Tour of Italy, for contacts with controversial doctor Michele Ferrari, banned for life following a US doping investigation, reported on Tuesday. "We have followed our internal medical procedure and Michele has been suspended by the team doctor Carlo … [Read more...]

Team Lampre Big On Experience On Tour de France

PARIS, June 26, 2012 (AFP) - Italian cycling team Lampre on Tuesday named an experienced line-up, with an average age of 31 years, in their bid for the Tour de France which gets underway this weekend in Liege, Belgium. Italians Alessandro Petacchi, 38, a former points jersey winner on the Tour, and Michele Scarponi, 32, will be their most experienced riders. Lampre team Grega … [Read more...]

Scarponi Looks To Petacchi To Help In Vuelta Dreams

PARIS, Aug 16, 2011 (AFP) - Italian rider Michele Scarponi said he will look to legendary sprinter Alessandro Petacchi for inspiration after Lampre announced that he will lead their challenge on the Tour of Spain. Scarponi, 31, added that whilst he was in good form having finished second in the Tour of Italy behind Alberto Contador in May, he would look to win stages initially and then … [Read more...]

Sella Leads Coppi e Bartali After First Day

ROME, March 22, 2011 - Italian Emanuele Sella of the Androni team is the leader of the Settimana Coppi e Bartali following the first two stages in Riccione on Tuesday. Compatriot Manuel Belletti of the Colnago team won the opening stage 1a over 81km in a sprint finish before Sella's Androni team won a 15.6km team timetrial, leaving him in the overall lead. Stage 1a (81km) 1. … [Read more...]

Lampre and Wilier Triestina Sign Two Year Agreement

A new cooperation will enrich the 2011 season of Lampre-ISD: by the means of the sponsorship with Wilier Triestina company, the team of general manager Saronni will avail itself of the experience and the high quality level of FSA company. For the next two years Cunego, Petacchi, Scarponi and all the others champion from Lampre-ISD will use products by Full Speed Ahead and Vision. The comment … [Read more...]

Michele Scarponi And Team Lampre

An eagle too joined the blue-fucsia Wintergarden: he's Michele Scarponi, nicknamed the "Eagle from Filottrano". The likeable Italian cyclist lived, in the training camp in Darfo Boario Terme, his first experience with the team of general manager Saronni. What were your first impressions about your new team? "They were surely good, I immediately thought that I'll realize great performances … [Read more...]

Interview: Damiano Cunego Of Team Lampre

Q: Your 2010 season ended early than your past seasons: in relation to this, did you begin to early after the winter break? A: "In effect my last race in 2010 was Giro di Toscano that took place on 26 September, while usually my last appointment was Giro di Lombardia. So, now I find myself already pedalling, since I began trainings in the early days of November" Q: What did you do during the … [Read more...]

Lampre At Lombardy Without Cunego

Team Lampre will appear Saturday at the Tour of Lombardy without the triple winner of the Fall Classic, the Italian Damiano Cunego (2004, 2007 and 2008). The Italian group said on Tuesday that the composition of her group is counting on Italy's Daniele Pietropolli, with Kazakh Andrey Kashechkin as the wildcard … [Read more...]