Milram and Rabobank for Paris-Tours

For Erik Zabel's farewell race in Paris-Tours this week-end, his Team Milram has announced that the German will be supported by fellow countrymen Enrico Poitschke and Sebastian Schwager, Australian Brett Lancaster, Slovak Martin Velits, Ukrainian Andrey Grivko and the two Italians Fabio Sabatini and Marco Velo. The 38 year-old will try to crown his long and successful career with a fourth – and historic – win of the Autumn Classic before retiring from pro cycling.

Rabobank, on the other hand, has had to announce a change to its line-up for Paris-Tours, as Bram Tankink will have to miss the event. A rib injury suffered in the Circuit Franco-Belge last weekend has put an end to his season.

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