T-Mobile, Wiesenhof, Milram for Deutschland

Tour de France stage winner and yellow jersey holder Linus Gerdemann will lead T-Mobile Team in its homeland race, the Deutschland Tour, while Erik Zabel will spearhead his Team Milram squad's campaign at the German event. Professional Continental squad Wiesenhof has also announced its roster for the event, which gets underway this Friday, with Steffen Wesemann, who finished third in this year's Paris-Roubaix, leading the squad.

"Linus showed at the Tour what he is capable of and he will be hoping to follow up on that at the Deutschland Tour," T-Mobile directeur sportif Allen Peiper said. "Linus is still only 24, so it will be important for the team to see how he fares after the efforts of the Tour. Plus, it is his home race and there will be a lot of pressure on him now." The young German is currently suffering from a cold but is expected to be well again by Friday.

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