Team Milram will have to do without Italian sprinter Eila Rigotto in the Delta Tour Zeeland set for June 13 -16. The 26 year-old is suffering from stomach problems resulting from a gluten allergy. Rigotto will be replaced by his landsman Luca Barla in the three-day Dutch race. In addition to the Italian, Directeur Sportif Raoul Liebregts will direct the three Germans, Markus Eichler, Dennis Haueisen and Artur Gajek, as well as Volodymyr Diudia of Ukrania and Barla's landsman, Alberto Ongarato.
The inaugural race starts Friday in the southwestern Netherlands, near the Belgian border with a prologue time trial of three kilometres in the city of Hulst. On Saturday, the peloton will take on 180 kilometres from Middelburg to Goes. It will cross the North Sea twice on long and windy dikes, from the mainland to Schouwen-Duiveland and then back. The race ends on Sunday in Terneuzen after a total of 357.8 km.
Milram for Delta Tour Zeeland: Alberto Ongarato, Artur Gajek, Dennis Haueisen, Elia Rigotto, Markus Eichler, Volodymyr Diudia under DS Raoul Liebgregts