Only days after the end of the Deutschland Tour and the Vattenfall Cyclassics, the ProTour moves from Germany to the neighbouring Benelux countries and to the Eneco Tour, which will run through Belgium and the Netherlands from August 21 to 29. It opens with a 5.1-kilometre prologue in Hasselt, Belgium, and ends with a 29.6-kilometre time trial in the Netherlands from Sittard to Geleen.
CSC will race with Lars Bak, Matthew Goss, Juan Hose Haedo, Allan Johansen, Kasper Klostergaard, Anders Lund, Martin Pedersen and Luke Roberts.
Predictor-Lotto Lotto also has a fast sprinter in the lineup with Robbie McEwen. The Aussie will be accompanied by Leif Hoste, Olivier Kaisen, Pieter Mertens, Fred Rodriguez, Greg Van Avermaet, Jurgen Vandenbroeck and Johan Vansummeren.
Michael Boogerd of Rabobank will be in one of his last races on home turf before stopping his career as a professional cyclist. He will be joined by Thomas Dekker, Juan Antonio Flecha, Mathew Hayman, Rick Flens, Leon van Bon, Graeme Brown and Gerben Löwik.