Team Milram will go into the 2008 season as a German team with 27 riders, it announced Wednesday morning. It has signed seven new riders, six of whom are 22 years old or younger.
The biggest name of the new riders is U23 World Champion Peter Velits, 22. Six riders left Milram after the 2007 season.
Former business manager Gerry Van Gerwen is taking over as General Manager from Gianluigi Stanga. The team's ProTour license will be changed from Italian to German.
Milram for 2008: Igor Astarloa, Luca Barla, Volodymyr Dyudya, Markus Eichler, Artur Gajek, Sergio Ghisalberti, Ralf Grabsch, Andriy Grivko, Dennis Haueisen, Matej Jurco, Christian Knees, Christian Kux, Brett Lancaster, Martin Müller, Alberto Ongarato, Alessandro Petacchi, Enrico Poitschke, Elia Rigotto, Dominik Roels, Fabio Sabatini, Björn Schröder, Sebastian Schwager, Niki Terpstra, Martin Velits, Peter Velits, Marco Velo and Erik Zabel.