Irishman Philip Deignan and German Martin Reimer lead the seven-man Cervélo TestTeam in the Sparkassen Münsterland Giro in Germany on Saturday.
It's Deignan's first race since the World Championships and the Vuelta a España, where he won stage 18 to Avila.
Reimer will receive extra attention racing on home roads in the national jersey on Saturday, which is the Day of German Unity.
Cervélo TestTeam will also be racing in the four-stage Circuit Franco-Belge. The stage race starts tomorrow in Templeuve, France, and ends Sunday in Doornik, Belgium.
• Volodimir Gustov
• Roger Hammond
• Jeremy Hunt
• Brett Lancaster
• Daniel Lloyd
• Oscar Pujol
• Dominique Rollin
USA's Ted King is participating in the Dempsey Challenge Charity Bike Ride Sunday with other professionals George Hincapie (Columbia-HTC) and David Zabriskie (Garmin-Slipstream). The money raised helps the Dempsey Center, which supports cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.