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Perfect revenge after his exclusion from the Tour
By Team Saeco
Danilo Di Luca has won the Trofeo Matteotti race in central Italy on Sunday, beating Oskar Camenzind and Paolo Bossoni.
It was personal revenge for Di Luca back in Italy after his undeserved exclusion from the Tour de France and after just missing out in the Italian national championships.
The successful day for Team Saeco was completed with the return to racing of Eddy Mazzoleni. He was brought back into the team yesterday after the end of his temporary suspension that followed the start of investigations that also include Danilo Di Luca.
“It’s a huge satisfaction for me and for the team,” Di Luca said with a smile.
“After the disappointment of the Tour winning the Trofeo Matteotti on my home roads is doubly pleasing.” It’s obvious it doesn’t pay me back for the damage I’ve suffered in France but it boosts my moral for the second part of the season which I hope will be more fortunate and more satisfying. I want to thank my team mates and the team that supported me so much in the last few days”.
Now Di Luca will ride the Uniqa Classic in Austria from July 7-10 and then the Brixia Tour in Italy from July 23-25.
Pescara, July 4, 2004