By Susan Westemeyer
Bobby Julich and Fränk Schleck will be leading Team CSC in Paris-Nice, the Danish team has announced. "With the experience that Bobby has with this race and the form which Fraank demonstrated in Valencia, we ought to be very much in competition for the leader's jersey," said Directeur Sportif Alain Gallopin on the team's website, team-csc.com
CSC's line-up: Bobby Julich, Karsten Kroon, Fränk Schleck, Christian Vande Velde, Luke Roberts, Andy Schleck, David Zabriskie and Alexandr Kolobnev.
Liquigas General Manager Robert Amadio is looking for his team to play a strong role in the race. "Pellizotti and Paolini did well in the Tour of California, and Fischer could aim at a stage win too," he said. "Our goal is a stage win, but Pellizotti, who was ninth in California, could make the 'top ten' at Paris-Nice, too."
Liquigas: Franco Pellizotti, Luca Paolini, Patrick Calcagni, Murilo Fischer, Roman Kreuziger, Aleksandr Kuschynski, Matej Mugerli and Alessandro Vanotti.
Gerolsteiner's Davide Rebellin will be leading the German team in France, but it is counting on Bernhard Kohl and Oliver Zaugg in the mountain stages. The team also features Markus Zberg, who won the final stage of the race last year.
Gerolsteiner: Heinrich Haussler, Bernhard Kohl, Volker Ordowski, Davide Rebellin, Matthias Ruß, Ronny Scholz, Oliver Zaugg and Marcus Zberg.
And, finally, Caisse d'Epargne will send the following squad: Vicente García Acosta, David López García, Aitor Pérez Arrieta, Francisco Pérez, Nicolas Portal, Vicente Reynes, Joaquím Rodríguez and Luis León Sánchez.