The German-Australian on the Gerolsteiner team, Heinrich Haussler, will return to the Amstel Gold Race after missing out on the Dutch event last year. Haussler had his debut in the event in 2006, and will now ride in place of Johannes Fröhlinger, who has a bad cold.
The other half of the squad will head to the U.S. where sprinter Robert Förster will lead Team Gerolsteiner in the Tour de Georgia. The speedy German will look for his third sprint win of the season, while team-mates Sven Krauss, Sebastian Lang and Stephan Schreck will be on the lookout to join breakaways.
Gerolsteiner for Georgia: Robert Förster, Thomas Fothen, Oscar Gatto, Sven Krauss, Sebastian Lang, Volker Ordowski, Matthias Russ, and Stephan Schreck.