Team CSC/Marcello is readying for its Indonesian debut at the Tour of East Java. The South African squad will send three of its regular riders and two temporary riders to make up its five man squad in the July 4-8 event.
The squad, which will be lead by the son of Chris Willemse Snr, Chris Willemse Jnr, will complete a block of race in Asia starting with East Java. The riders will then contest a tour in Hong Kong before retuning for the Tour of Indonesia in August before wrapping up its two month journey with an event in Korea.
"There is growing interest in cycling which is both encouraging for the sport as a whole, and for South African - and African - cyclists whose participation in these events is being welcomed by the organizers," Willemse Snr said. "Our team is currently in top form and I am particularly confident of a strong showing by [Jeremy] Maartens and Willemse Jnr."
Team CSC/Marcello Tour of East Java roster: Garth Thomas, Chris Willemse Jnr, Jeremy Maartens, Jamie Ball and Michael Pepper.