The newly formed ProTour Team Milram will make its official racing debut at the 2006 Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under in January. The predominantly Italian line up will also include Sydney Olympic Games champion Daniel Becke of Germany.
Becke, 27, was a member of the German quartet that claimed gold in the team pursuit at the 2000 Olympic Games, and in the process became the first team to crack the magic four minute barrier for the four kilometre distance. Joining Becke is Italian Simone Cadamuro, who won stage two and was third on stage six of the Eneco Tour this season, and young rider Giovanni Visconti who finished fourth overall in the UNIQA classic in 2005.
Daniel Becke (Ger)
Giovanni Visconti (Ita)
Fabio Sabatini (Ita)
Dennis Haueisen (Ger)
Simone Cadamuro (Ita)
Elia Rigotto (Ita)
Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita)
Michele Gobbi (Ita)
Team Manager: Vittorio Algeri (Ita)
The confirmation of Milram completes the roster of the twelve teams that will contest the 2006 event. The team list includes seven ProTour teams: Liberty Seguros-Wurth, Davitamon Lotto, AG2R Prevoyance, Bouygues Telecom, Credit Agricole, Liquigas and Milram, with Belgian registered Chocolade Jacques and American based Navigators making up the international list. The newly formed continental team of South Australia.com-AIS will headline the Australian entries which also include the UniSA-Australia team and the United Water U23 line up.
The 2006 Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under will be held in Adelaide and surrounding regions of South Australia from 17 to 22 January 2006.
More information: www.tourdownunder.com.au