Italians who need to win: Ballan, Bennati, Cunego & Pozzato

Damiano Cunego, Vuelta a Espana 2009, stage 14

Italy's last win in one of the major international classics came nearly two years ago. And even further back if you do not count the win of Davide Rebellin at the 2009 Flèche Wallonne (remember, he tested positive at the 2008 Olympics and really should not have been racing).

Damiano Cunego won the Tour of Lombardy in the fall of 2008, one of cycling's five monumental classics. Alessandro Ballan won another monument, the Tour of Flanders, in 2007. Both, however, passed 2010 without wins.

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