Davide Rebellin will be back to defend his crown at Sunday's Amstel Gold Race, with last year's win the beginning of a historic triple for 'Tintin', where the 33 year-old went on to take victories in La Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, all within the space of a week.
Gerolsteiner: Heinrich Haussler, Andrea Moletta, Davide Rebellin, Ronny Scholz, Fabian Wegmann, Peter Wrolich, Markus Zberg, Thomas Ziegler
Directeur-sportif: Christian Henn
One rider who could definitely make his mark after his excellent performances at the Vuelta a Pais Vasco is Alejandro Valverde from Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne; the team's line-up is as follows:
Illes Balears: José Luis Arrieta, Chente García, Cayetano Julià, Francisco Mancebo, Vicente Reynés, Alejandro Valverde, Xabier Zandio
Directeur-sportif: Eusebio Unzúe
Challenging Rebellin from the Quick.Step camp will be Paolo Bettini, who will head the team's line-up on Sunday. No doubt, the team hopes to continue their brilliant run of success after Tom Boonen's victories at the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix.
Quick.Step: Paolo Bettini, Ad Engels, Kevin De Weert, Marc Lotz, Filippo Pozzato, Patrik Sinkewitz, Bram Tankink, Rik Verbrugghe
Directeur-sportif: Serge Parsani