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Tour Down Under Updates

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The Tour Down Under keeps adding more teams and star riders to their lineup.

2003 Tour de France Green Jersey Winner Baden Cooke will be the leadrider for the 2009 UniSA-Australia team at next month’s Tour Down Under.  The UniSA-Australia team is a mix of seasoned pros and college riders, giving younger talent a chance to ride with Pro Tour cyclists on their home turf.

Additionally, Italian UCI ProTour teams Liquigas and Lampre-N.G.C. have confirmed their places on the 2009 Tour Down Under start list.

“Liquigas finished fourth overall in the Team Classification at the 2008 TourDown Under, so we expect them to be tough competition in 2009,” said MikeTurtur, Tour Down Under Race Director.

Read “more” for the Lampre and Liquigas team rosters…

The Lampre-N.G.C. team for the Tour Down Under includes: Matteo Bono(ITA), Emanuele Bindi (ITA), Andrew Grendene (ITA), Mauro Santambrogio(ITA), Vitaliy Buts (UKR), Volodymyr Zagorodniy (UKR) and David Loosli(SUI). Bruno Vicino (ITA) will be the Team Manager.

The Italian Liquigas will be led by Team Manager, Dario Mariuzzo (ITA) withthe team line up including: Macieji Bodnar (POL), Cladio Corioni (ITA), GianniDa Ros (ITA), Jacopo Gaurnieri (ITA), Aliaksandr Kuchynski (BLR),Francesco Chicchi (ITA) and Frederick Willems (BEL).

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