LPR Brakes - Farnese is finished. New team manager Giovanni Fidanza has announced that bicycle manufacturer De Rosa and chemical company Stac Plastic have teamed up with him to create a new Italian Continental Pro Team for 2010 "De Rosa - Stac Plastic". The new team hopes to earn a spot for the Giro d'Italia.
LPR Brakes cancelled their sponsorship of the team after Danilo Di Luca, now serving a suspension, tested positive for doping. Eleven LPR riders are coming over to the new team and another four have been signed.
Cristiano De Rosa said, "The desire is to do well. We will evaluate the project periodically but our idea is that this is a long term project. We decided to invest and put our name first because we are a cycling company and we believe in what we make."
Colnago C35 wrote: This is my De Rosa time trial bike built with 1989 Campagnolo C-Record, front and rear Campy Ghibli wheels, 3TTT bar/stem. This project took over 2 years to complete and was incredibly fun along the way.
Moreno Argentin (born December 17, 1960) is an Italian former professional cyclist (from 1981 to 1994). Born in San Donà di Piave (Veneto), he won stages in the Tour de France, the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de Suisse. Known as Il Capo ("The Boss"), he won Liège-Bastogne-Liège four times, the La Flèche Wallonne three times and the Ronde van Vlaanderen and Giro di Lombardia once. He became Italian national champion in 1983 and 1989, and world champion in 1986.