Milram riders get snappy Gent-Wevelgem announcement

Team Milram announced its line-up for Wednesday's Gent-Wevelgem with a sharply-worded statement by team manager Gerry van Gerwen, who criticized his team after its poor showing in the Hel van het Megelland. None of the team's riders finished in the Dutch race.

"When riders present themselves in a race as part of our team did Saturday in the Netherlands, then they need to re-think not only their own performance but also their whole attitude toward their profession," he said. "We are happy to give one or the other of them time now to do that. After all, Gent-Wevelgem is a big race in which we want to present ourselves in the best way."

Van Gerwen did not specify who he meant. Artur Gajek and Luca Barla are the only two riders from Megelland who will also ride in Gent-Wevelgem. The other riders from the Dutch race are Alessandro Petacchi, Dennis Haueisen, Brett Lancaster, Elio Rigotto, and Marco Velo.

Milram will now be led in Gent-Wevelgem by Erik Zabel, who will be supported by Classics specialist Markus Eichler.

Milram for Gent-Wevelgem: Artur Gajek, Christian Knees, Enrico Poitschke, Erik Zabel, Fabio Sabatini, Luca Barla, Markus Eichler and Martin Müller.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1