Team Milram doesn't seem able to keep its riders healthy this year, suffering a variety of illnesses and injuries.
Captain Igor Astarloa dropped out of the Dauphiné Libéré, suffering from toxoplasmosis. "That is not a serious illness, but Astarloa feels very weak and it will last a while until he has recovered," the team said on its website, team-milram.de.
Fabio Sacchi is, like Astarloa, only watching the races at the moment. He broke his femur in the Giro d'Italia and he must wait another month before he can resume training.
Alberto Ongarato, who crashed out of the Giro d'Italia, will return to racing this weekend in the Tour de Suisse. Marco Velo, who broke his collarbone and knee on the Kemmelberg in Gent-Wevelgem, has started training again and hopes to start racing again the end of July. Dennis Haueisen, who underwent emergency stomach surgery in April, has also resumed training.