The women's World Cup season wraps up this weekend in Germany at the Rund um die Nürnberger Altstadt with a course favouring the top sprinters, and the teams are pulling out the big guns to contest this series finale. Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung is sending last year's winner Regina Schleicher to the team's hometown World Cup race this Sunday, while T-Mobile will be priming its fast finisher, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg, to improve on her second-place finish of last year.
The city of Nürnberg is looking forward to greeting the riders, especially its own team, said Oliver Strathmann, Director of Sponsoring for Nürnberger Versicherung. "The Finale in Nürnberg always has a special attraction. On this day, Nürnberg is the capital of international women's cycling and many fans look to the metropolitan region."
Defending champion Schleicher will be accompanied by world's runner-up Trixi Worrack, German road champion runner-up Claudia Häusler, German time trial champion runner-up Charlotte Becker, Giro d'Italia winner Edita Pucinskaite, and Eva Lutz.
Teutenberg will look to win the race and get revenge for her second-place finish of last year. "Ina is our number one, when it comes down to a sprint," said Anna Wilson, Sports Director for T-Mobile on the team's website, t-mobile-team.com. She will be supported by Judith Arndt, Oenone Wood, Linda Villumsen, Kate Bates and Anke Wichmann.