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Former Paris-Roubaix winner Knaven to lead Milram in the Netherlands

By:
Greg Johnson
Published:
March 20, 2009, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:03 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, March 20, 2009

Former Paris-Roubaix winner Servais Knaven will lead Team Milram this coming Sunday, March 23 in the...

Former Paris-Roubaix winner Servais Knaven will lead Team Milram this coming Sunday, March 23 in the one-day race Ronde van het Groene Hart. The third running of the race will take racers between the cities of Rotterdam, Den Haag, Leiden, Haarlem, Amsterdam and Utrecht.

German ProTour team Milram will send Markus Eichler, Thomas Fothen, Martin Müller, Dominik Roels and Robert Förster to help Knaven. Directeur Sportif Ralf Grabsch will also look to 23-year-old Dutch rider Wim Stroetinga, who will go on to represent his homeland in the coming week at the Track World Championships in Poland.

The Ronde van het Groene Hart has been carried out since 2007. It will cover 203.4km through northern Holland from Zoetermeer to the finish in Woerden. At last year's race, former Milram rider Elia Rigotto of Italy finished fifth. Lithuanian Tomas Vaitkus won the event.

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