Basso-led Liguigas unveil Tour team
Two-time Tour of Italy winner Ivan Basso, Vincenzo Nibali and newcomer Peter Sagan figured in the Liquigas team's line-up for the Tour de France which starts on Saturday.
The Italian outfit's sporting director Stefano Zanatta, announcing the team on Tuesday, said: "Nibali will target the general classification, the Slovakian champion Sagan will be aiming at stage wins and Basso (a former Tour de france runner-up) will play the role of 'director'.
"For Sagan the aim is to win a stage, anything else will be a bonus."
Ivan Basso (ITA), Federico Canuti (ITA), Kristjan Koren (SLO), Dominik Nerz (GER), Vincenzo Nibali (ITA), Daniel Oss (ITA), Peter Sagan (SVK), Sylwester Szmyd (POL), Alessandro Vanotti (ITA)