By Susan Westemeyer
Gerolsteiner's David Kopp and Milram's Alessandro Petacchi will be looking to equal or improve their second and third place finishes from last year's Gent-Wevelgem. They will be leading their respective teams in the 2007 edition, this Wednesday.
Petacchi will be the sole captain in Belgium for Milram, after his co-captain Erik Zabel crashed out of the Ronde van Vlaanderen last weekend. Zabel is not seriously injured, but needs to rest and recuperate for a few days.
Milram for Gent-Wevelgem will be Alessandro Petacchi, Brett Lancaster, Marcel Sieberg, Alessandro Cortinovis, Marco Velo, Fabio Sacchi, Fabio Sabatini and Christian Knees.
Gerolsteiner field Oscar Gatto, Heinrich Haussler, David Kopp, Sven Krauss, Sebastian Lang, Tom Stamsnijder, Carlo Westphal and Peter Wrolich.
Predictor-Lotto race with Wim De Vocht, Bart Dockx, Björn Leukemans, Robbie McEwen, Fred Rodriguez, Bert Roesems, Roy Sentjens and Tom Steels.