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New Petacchi-Zabel team to be presented Friday

The new German-Italian Pro Tour team is to be presented on Friday in Madrid. The press conference was announced by the Nordmilch-Konzern, which will be the naming rights sponsor of the team with its yoghurt brand "Milraam". The Italian faction will be led by Alessandro Petacchi, along with Marco Velo and Fabio Sacchi. Erik Zabel and Jan Schaffrath are the first German riders to be announced.

The new team is to be based on the current Domina Vacanze team. It will be managed by Gian-Luigi Stanga, of Domina, and Jörg Strenger, currently manager of the German Professional Tour Team Wiesenhof, which will end as of this season.

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