The Milram and Gerolsteiner teams will send star contingents to the Settimana Internazionale Coppi & Bartali which starts Monday, March 26 and runs to Saturday, March 31. The tour through Italy opens in the holiday spot Riccione on the Adriatic coast with a double stage (a 95.2-kilometre road race and an 11.8-kilometre team time trial). In another four stages the race leads the riders through the Italian Region Emilia-Romagna.
Milram's team for Settimana Internazionale Coppi & Bartali includes Alessandro Petacchi, Fabio Sacchi, Andrey Grivko, Matej Jurco, Mirco Lorenzetto, Elia Rigotto, Sebastian Schwager, Marco Velo.
Gerolsteiner contingent includes Robert Förster, Markus Fothen, Torsten Hiekmann, Tim Klinger, Volker Ordowski, Marcel Strauss, Carlo Westphal and Beat Zberg.