One of the German ProTour teams will send a very strong team to Rund um den Henninger Turm in Frankfurt on Thursday, while the other has to scramble to find substitutes for its ailing stars. Team Gerolsteiner will feature Davide Rebellin, Fabian Wegmann and Stefan Schumacher, all three of whom shone in the recent Ardennes Classics.
Team Milram has suffered the loss of both of its star sprinters, Alessandro Petacchi to a severe bronchitis and Erik Zabel to a knee injury suffered in Flèche Wallonne. Zabel also skipped Liege-Bastogne-Liege and hoped to ride Henninger, but was forced to cancel his start on Tuesday afternoon.
Gerolsteiner for Henninger Turm: Johannes Fröhlinger, Sebastian Lang, Andrea Moletta, Davide Rebellin, Ronny Scholz, Stefan Schumacher, Fabian Wegmann and Peter Wrolich.
Milram for Henninger Turm: Christian Knees, Markus Eichler, Dominik Roels, Artur Gajek, Marco Velo, Alberto Ongarato, Martin Müller, and Dennis Haueisen.