Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli riders wear replica Ukrainian national champion jerseys emblazoned with '#nowar'

The Italian ProTeam presented themselves at the Trofeo Laigueglia wearing replica jerseys of Ukrainian team-mate Andrii Ponomar

Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli
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The Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli team took to the presentation stage of the Trofeo Laigueglia wearing a special replica jersey of their team-mate Andrii Ponomar's Ukrainian national champion jersey, accompanied with the words "#nowar" below the Ukraine flag. 

Ponomar isn't competing in the Italian race, but seven of his team-mates from the ProTeam decided to pay their respects for Ponomar and the people of his nation.

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.