Team Milram has announced two changes to its Ronde van Vlaanderen roster. The final line-up will be: Alessandro Petacchi, Erik Zabel, Maarten Den Bakker, Alessandro Cortinovis, Ralf Grabsch, Enrico Poitschke, Christian Knees and Marco Velo.
Fabio Sacchi and Alberto Ongarato will not take the start on Sunday. Sacchi injured his right knee in Waregem at the Dwars door Vlaanderen recently, where he also suffered a cut to his eyebrow which had to be stitched six times. Ongarato, on the other hand, isn't affected by a crash but by viral intestinal problems which also made him abandon Tirreno-Adriatico and forced him to miss out on Milano-Sanremo.