Team Volksbank will be heading to the Settimana Internazionale Coppi-Bartali in Italy this week (March 27-31) without its new captain Gerhard Trampusch. However, his place will be taken by veteran Gerrit Glomser, who will be making his season debut.
Trampusch has been diagnosed with Lyme disease, which is spread by tick bites. He is being treated with antibiotics but will not be able to ride again for three or four weeks.
Volksbank for Settimana Internazionale will be Gerrit Glomser, Andreas Matzbacher, Harald Morscher, Mariusz Witecki, Florian Stalder, Pascal Hungerbühler, and René Weissinger
T-Mobile will be sending its Italian contingent to the race. It will be led by Italian resident Michael Rogers, who will be making his European debut for the season. The team also features Giuseppe Guerini, Lorenzo Bernucci and Marco Pinotti, as well as Italian residents Serhiy Honchar and Scott Davis.
With time trialling specialists Rogers, Honchar and Pinotti, the team expects to do well in the team time trial Tuesday afternoon.
T-Mobile for Settimana Internazionale will be Lorenzo Bernucci, Scott Davis, André Greipel, Giuseppe Guerini, Serhiy Honchar, Aaron Olson, Marco Pinotti and Michael Rogers.