Austrian Gerhard Trampusch will be leading Team Wiesenhof-Akud when the Peace Race (Friedensfahrt) starts Saturday in his native land. Trampusch is the team's leading candidate for a podium place, but are also counting on Torsten Schmidt and Lars Wackernagel, who won the first stage of the race in 2004 and wore the leader's jersey for three days. The team is also looking for sprinter Steffen Radochla to do well in the sprint stages. "The race will be hard because the Pro-Continental teams - like us - will be looking to stand out. Everyone will be going all out from the first meter," said directeur sportif Jochen Hahn.
Wiesenhof-Akud for the Friedensfahrt: Tim Klinger, Steffen Radochla, Torsten Schmidt, Corey Sweet, Lubor Tesar, Gerhard Trampusch, Lars Wackernagel.