Max Sciandri to be employed as director for Italian national team

Max Sciandri

The Italian federation nominated Max Sciandri to steer the men's road team into a new era. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the federation will officially appoint him on March 20 to replace Paolo Bettini and allow him to keep his day job at BMC Racing.

Speaking with the Italian daily, federation president Renato Di Rocco said that Sciandri would respect his contract with BMC Racing and work as national DS for the month of September and part of November.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.