Of the current foreign riders Elite Eight, Italy has the most with three and two of them face off right here. Interesting matchup here. last round saw Ballan trounce the multi-headed Insert Sky Rider Here 41-15. Not bad since Ballan is injured and this is an English language website. Paolini meanwhile detonated the Large Bomb in a surprisingly easy 40-19. On the surface this looks like a good matchup but what do I know? I put in that generic Sky entry after all. Go vote and prove me wrong!
#3 Alessandro Ballan vs #6 Luca Paolini