T-Mobile Team is sending 11 riders to the Vuelta a Mallorca, including five newcomers to the magenta jersey. Lorenzo Bernucci, Kim Kirchen, Linus Gerdemann, Thomas Ziegler and Scott Davis will all make their team debut. Davis and Bernhard Kohl are "our GC riders," says Directeur Sportif Valerio Piva, who notes that only those riders who participate in all five races are eligible for the GC. Youngster Marcus Burghardt, recovering from a bad cold, "will only race sporadically. The plan is for him to gain momentum again gradually," according to Piva. Andreas Klier, Sergey Ivanov, Daniele Nardello and Steffen Wesemann round out the team's roster. "The various stage profiles offer them the perfect opportunities to put their form for the spring to the test," Piva noted.
T-Mobile Team for the Vuelta a Mallorca: Lorenzo Bernucci, Marcus Burghardt, Scott Davis, Linus eErdemann, Sergey Ivanov, Kim Kirchen, Andreas Klier, Bernhard Kohl, Daniele Nardello, Steffen Wesemann and Thomas Ziegler.
Gerolsteiner announced that it will use the following thirteen riders: David Kopp, Heinrich Haussler, Torsten Hiekmann, Sven Montgomery, Matthias Russ, Ronny Scholz, Stefan Schumacher, Marcel Strauss, Markus Zberg, Beat Zberg, Robert Förster, Thomas Fothen, and Volker Ordowski.
Courtesy of Susan Westemeyer