Italian Alessandro Ballan will lead his Lampre-Fondital squad at this week's Eneco Tour, after taking victory at the weekend's Vattenfall Cyclassics ProTour event in Germany. The Eneco-Tour starts Wednesday in Hasselt, Belgium, and ends a week later in Sittard, Netherlands.
"Ballan will be our main cyclist, considering also his beautiful victory in Vattenfall Cyclassic," Lampre-Fondital team manager Fabrizio Bontempi explained. "The rest of the team has great quality and skill on Northern roads".
German ProTour squad T-Mobile will be lead by Kim Kirchen, who won the event in 2002. The Luxembourger will be supported by two 'locals' - Dutchman Servais Kaven and Briton Roger Hammond, who resides in Belgium. T-Mobile is also taking its young British sprint sensation Mark Cavendish, who will be looking to further increase his total of sprint wins this season.
Team rosters for Eneco Tour:
Lampre-Fondital: Alessandro Ballan, Fabio Baldato, Paolo Bossoni, Paolo Fornaciari, Enrico Franzoi, Roberto Longo, and Daniele Righi.
Gerolsteiner: Oscar Gatto, Heinrich Haussler, David Kopp, Sven Kraus, Sebastian Lang, Marcel Strauss, Carlo Westphal and Markus Zberg.
Quick.Step-Innergetic: Wilfried Cretskens, Steven De Jongh, Mauro Facci, Dmitry Grabovskyy, Sebastien Rosseler, Bram Tankink, Peter Van Petegem, and Wouter Weylandt.
T-Mobile: Kim Kirchen, Servais Kaven, Roger Hammond, Mark Cavendish, Greg Henderson, Jakob Piil, Adam Hansen, and Scott Davis.