Gerolsteiner has riders competing this week in France's Paris-Nice, Italy's Tirreno-Adriatico and Portugal's Volta ao Distrito de Santarem. The latter race will feature a "mixed bag" of young and veteran Gerolsteiner riders. The group will be led by sprinter Robert Förster, who has already won two stages in Portugal this year, in the Volta ao Algarve.
Astana has also announced its line-up for the Portugal event, with the team to be directed by Alexandr Shefer. Andreas Klöden will lead the squad of eight men, that will also include Tomas Vaitkus and Benoît Joachim.
Gerolsteiner for Volta ao Distrito de Santarem: Francesco De Bonis, Robert Förster, Thomas Fothen, Mathias Frank, Johannes Fröhlinger, Volker Ordowski, Peter Wrolich and Markus Zberg.
Astana for Volta ao Distrito de Santarem: Thomas Frei, Benoît Joachim, Andreas Klöden, Andrej Mizurov, Dmitriy Muravjev, Gregory Rast, Tomas Vaitkus and Sergey Yakovlev.