The German Continental Team Wiesenhof-Akud is off to South Africa and the Giro del Capo, "where the riders will find not only better weather than in Germany, but also a strong international field." According to sports director Jens Heppner, who will be accompanying the team, "This race is exactly perfect to help us get in shape for our first German highlight, the Rund um Köln on Easter Monday. We want to do more than just roll along. We are well prepared for the sprints with Steffen Radochla, and the other four all go well over the mountains. I know that it won't be easy, but we want to battle for the top places in the GC."
Wiesenhof-Akud for Giro del Capo: Steffen Radochla, Robert Retschke, Thorsten Schmidt, Corey Sweet, Gerhard Trampusch.