Team Milram will officially become a German ProTour team on January 1, 2008, even though the UCI announced it earlier this week as an Italian team. Gerry van Gerwen, who will replace Gianlugi Stanga as Team Manager on January 1, told Cyclingnews, "It's true that the UCI license announced yesterday [Tuesday - ed.] has us still listed as an Italian team. In order to get everything accomplished on time, we left our application as it was.
"However, we have already submitted our application to have it changed," he continued. "We expect that as of January 1, 2008, it will be changed and Milram will be listed as a German team."