At the 70th edition of Flèche Wallonne, the rider roster of German team Gerolsteiner will of course include 2005 third-placed and 2004 winner Davide Rebellin, who placed sixth in last Sunday's Amstel Gold Race. Directeur sportif Christian Henn is confident the Italian will be able to get onto the podium again this year, but the team's strategy is not based on its leader alone.
"As we saw at Amstel on Sunday, we have more options," Henn said. Stefan Schumacher, for example, reached the finish line in ninth position. Third best Gerolsteiner rider was Fabian Wegmann (13th), who has been a top ten finisher at Flèche before - last year. Andrea Moletta has also proved his good shape by placing 16th in Amstel two days ago.
"We can therefore attack and ride aggressively - we always have to have someone in front," added Henn.
The full Gerolsteiner team roster at Flèche Wallonne will be: Andrea Moletta, Davide Rebellin, Matthias Russ, Ronny Scholz, Stefan Schumacher, Fabian Wegmann, Beat Zberg and Markus Zberg.