LPR Brakes - Farnese is finished. New team manager Giovanni Fidanza has announced that bicycle manufacturer De Rosa and chemical company Stac Plastic have teamed up with him to create a new Italian Continental Pro Team for 2010 "De Rosa - Stac Plastic". The new team hopes to earn a spot for the Giro d'Italia.
LPR Brakes cancelled their sponsorship of the team after Danilo Di Luca, now serving a suspension, tested positive for doping. Eleven LPR riders are coming over to the new team and another four have been signed.
Cristiano De Rosa said, "The desire is to do well. We will evaluate the project periodically but our idea is that this is a long term project. We decided to invest and put our name first because we are a cycling company and we believe in what we make."