Ballan out to make up for poor Italian season

Alessandro Ballan, winner

Former world champion Alessandro Ballan will try to make up for a disappointing 2009 by targeting all the early spring classics

The lanky Italian rider has quit Lampre for the new Swiss BMC team and will form part of the strongest classics teams in the peloton along with Geroge Hincapie, Markus Berghardt, Karsten Kroon and fellow Italian Mauro Santambrogio. World champion Cadel Evans will be team leader in the major stage races.

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