Belgian outfit Predictor-Lotto has announced its rosters for this week's racing, starting with a squad built around Tom Steels for today's Veenendaal-Veenendaal. Steels, who had a reasonable Tour of Belgium, will be looking for a win in the Dutch semi-classic.
Following Veenedaal-Veenedaal is another Dutch Semi classic on Saturday. The Delta Profronde is a 192km race traditionally run in September. Predictor-Lotto will field a team that includes recent Tour of Belgium points and sprints classification winner Greg Van Avermaet.
That same day, the Tour de Suisse starts and Predictor-Lotto is sending Tour de France green jersey candidate, Robbie McEwen to hone his skills for the Tour. The Australian will be supported in the sprints by leadout man Fred Rodriguez. The team also features three other riders who have been pre-selected for the Tour - Leif Hoste, Wim Vansevenant and Chris Horner.
Veenendaal-Veenendaal lineup: Bart Dockx, Nic Ingels, Olivier Kaisen, Bert Roesems, Roy Sentjens, Tom Steels, Geert Steurs, Stefano Zanini
Delta Profronde lineup: Wim De Vocht, Dries Devenyns, Olivier Kaisen, Bert Roesems, Roy Sentjens, Tom Steels, Geert Steurs, Greg Van Avermaet
Tour de Suisse lineup: Bart Dockx, Chris Horner, Leif Hoste, Robbie McEwen, Fred Rodriguez, Jurgen Vandenbroeck, Wim Vanhuffel, Wim Vansevenant