Erik Zabel is returning to the peloton this Wednesday at the GP Scheldeprijs in Belgium after recovering from injuries sustained in a crash at the Ronde van Vlaanderen, Team Milram has announced. The 36 year-old German sprinter won the race back in 1997 whilst riding for Team Telekom.
Last year's winner Tom Boonen will spearhead a formidable looking Quick.Step lineup in what is typically his last spring race before taking a break to rebuild for the Tour de France.
Milram for the Scheldeprijs: Erik Zabel, Mirco Lorenzetto, Elia Rigotto, Sebastian Siedler, Alberto Ongarato, Niki Terpstra, Ralf Grabsch and Martin Mueller.
Quick.Step for the Scheldeprijs: Tom Boonen, Steven De Jongh, Sébastien Rosseler, Gert Steegmans, Kevin Van Impe, Peter Van Petegem, Geert Verheyen and Wouter Weylandt.