Michael Rogers and Linus Gerdemann will lead a mixed squad of T-Mobile veterans and youngsters at the Vuelta a Catalunya, starting next week. "We will focus on stage wins, we won't pay special attention to the GC," according to directeur sportif Jan Schaffrath.
The team features T-Mobile's oldest rider, 37 year-old climber Giuseppe Guerini, and the second-youngest rider on the squad, 21 year-old sprinter Mark Cavendish. Cavendish, who recently won two stages in the Four Days of Dunkirk, will make his ProTour race debut. "Mark is a thoroughbred sprinter with excellent prospects. But we want to see how he copes with the climbs," Schaffrath said.
T-Mobile for Catalunya: Mark Cavendish, Scott Davis, Bernhard Eisel, Linus Gerdemann, Giuseppe Guerini, Kim Kirchen, Jacob Piil, and Michael Rogers.