Pozzato and Nibali head Italian Worlds squad

Filippo Pozzato wins, Giro d'Italia 2010, stage 12

Rising Italian star Vincenzo Nibali will form part of Italy's nine-man team for the World Championships in Geelong, Australia, on October 3. Nibali will support team leader Filippo Pozzato, while former world champion, Alessandro Ballan will watch from television.

The nine-man Italian team, according to Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper, is Filippo Pozzato (Katusha), Giovanni Visconti (ISD), Vincenzo Nibali, Daniel Oss (both Liquigas), Luca Paolini (Acqua & Sapone), Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre), Marzio Bruseghin (Caisse d'Epargne), Matteo Tosatto (Quick Step), Marco Pinotti (HTC-Columbia). Rinaldo Nocentini (Ag2r) and Andrea Tonti (CarmioOro) will travel to Geelong as reserves.

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