Ballan looking to cast a rainbow over Eroica

Alessandro Ballan Paris Tours 2008

World champion Alessandro Ballan (Lampre) is hoping to win his first race in the rainbow jersey on Saturday, at the spectacular Eroica race on the dirt roads of Tuscany.

The lanky classics rider has made the one-day Italian race his first goal of the 2009 season and it would be his first victory since winning the world title in Varese last September.

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