Team Milram's veteran all-rounder Ralf Grabsch will return to racing Monday at the Neuseen Classics in Germany after being forced to stop training due to injuries sustained in Paris-Roubaix. The 35 year-old damaged his left knee by hitting it against his handlebars during the cobbled Classic.
"I am happy that I have fully recovered from the painful knee injury and am looking forward to my return to racing," said Grabsch, who had to cancel his appearance in the Rund um den Henninger Turm on May 1.
The 1.1 classified Neuseen Classics is held on a 191 kilometre course through the Braunkohl region south of Leipzig. After a 161 kilometre loop, the riders will face two laps of a 15 kilometre circuit before returning to the finish in Zwenkau.
The Milram lineup will consist of: Ralf Grabsch (Ger), Christian Knees (Ger), Sebastian Schwager (Ger), Christian Kux (Ger), Björn Schröder (Ger) and Luca Barla (Ita).
(Additional research and assistance provided by Susan Westemeyer).