It has been a disastrous season for Team Lampre-ISD. Now with the Tour of Beijing approaching, they hope to end the season with some success under their belt. It has been announced that Alessandro Petacchi will be leading the team in the race.

According to the score sheet of International Cycling Union (UCI) the blue-fuchsia team from Italy is positioned at the 14th spot out of 18 teams currently. They managed to get only eight victories this season and there is no World Tour victory in that. It looks like that they are under no serious threat as four other teams follow them but Giuseppe Saronni, the general manager of the team, is hoping to improve his team’s reputation by putting up a good show.

The former world champion, Saronni is not satisfied with the results of his team and said that the Beijing Championship would be of a great importance for is team. As the season approaches its end the Italian team desperately wants to wrap it up in a winning note so that they can carry some points in the World Tour ranking.

Alessandro Petacchi has secured three victories under his belt this year and he is the most successful rider of the team. “Ale-Jet” is all set to lead his team in Beijing and expecting a good result. Petacchi is considered to be one of the best riders in the peloton and it seems that the Beijing race course will suit him pretty well.

Alessandro Petacchi will be joined by lead out cyclists Davide Cimolai, Davide Vignao and Grega Bole whereas Manuele Mori and Daniel Pietropolli will be focusing on the breakaways. Morris Possoni will take up the responsibility of the uphill course. Petacchi’s team will also feature Adriano Malori.