German women's cycling team Equipe Nürnberger is starting the season in the Geelong Tour in Australia this coming Tuesday. The team will be led by World's runner-up Trixi Worrack.
"We're looking forward to the race," said Jens Zemke, the squad's sport director. "All the riders are happy that it is finally time to race. The preparations went well and everyone is excited to see how our first race goes."
The riders will use the stage race as preparation for the first UCI World Cup race in Geelong on Saturday, March 3.
Worrack will be leading a powerful team in the races. The other riders are Charlotte Becker, German time trial champion; Andrea Graus, who finished 10th in the World's; Eva Lutz, who won the German Cup overall title; Edita Pucinskaite, winner of the Giro d'Italia; and former world champion Regina Schleicher.