After a five-week break, Phonak's Victor Hugo Peña will return to the team for Liège-Bastogne-Liège on Sunday. The Colombian has been training in his home country and taking part in the national championships there, among other races. The Swiss squad will compete at the Tour de Romandie, starting next Tuesday, with him.
Phonak has named Miguel Angel Perdiguero as the leader for Liège-Bastogne-Liège. The Spaniard placed a good seventh last Sunday at the Amstel Gold Race and then withdrew from La Flèche Wallonne to prepare as best as possible for the race on Sunday. Also returning to the action is Uros Murn, who injured himself during Paris-Roubaix. Koos Moerenhout, who suffered a bad crash at La Flèche Wallonne, is recovering, but will have to sit out of the race on Sunday. Finally, Phonak announced that Swiss Champion Martin Elmiger will replace him on the squad.