All three German Pro Tour teams will appear in the ODDSET-Rundfahrt (Niedersachsen Rundfahrt) this year, the tour organisers have announced. Otto Pätzold, Tour director, said Thursday that T-Mobile, Gerolsteiner and Milram have all agreed to ride in the race. Last year T-Mobile withdrew its participation at the last minute, irritating fans and organizers alike.
Gerolsteiner has already announced that Michael Rich will appear. Rabobank will come with Matthew Hayman and Grischa Niermann, Naturino will bring Gabriele Colombo and Murilo Fischer, and the Polish Intel-Action team will bring Cezary Zamana. The 2.1 race will be held from April 19-23.