By Susan Westemeyer
T-Mobile is going international this coming weekend, with one squad in Belgium, one in Italy and a third in France. The team announced its line-ups for Paris-Nice and Milano-Torino on Thursday.
Patrik Sinkewitz will lead the team in Paris-Nice. "It's very early in the season, but Patrik is already in good form. He is our man for the overall," said Sporting Director Rolf Aldag. He further noted that Sinkewitz had been working on the track recently to improve his time trial position.
The team's other captain, Michael Rogers, will lead the team in Milano-Torino. He will have a heavily Italian team, with Italian riders Giuseppe Guerini, Lorenzo Bernucci and Marco Pinotti, and Sergiy Gonchar, who, like Rogers, lives in Italy.
T-Mobile for Paris-Nice: Michael Barry, Marcus Burghardt, Bert Grabsch, Roger Hammond, Greg Henderson, Axel Merckx, Jaokb Piil, and Patrik Sinkewitz.
T-Mobile for Milano-Torino: Lorenzo Bernucci, Gerald Ciolek, Linus Gerdemann, Giuseppe Guerini, Sergiy Gonchar, Kim Kirchen, Marco Pinotti, Michael Rogers, and Thomas Ziegler.