TransAlp announces routes and finalizes entrants

Following a lottery in January, 550 two-person teams from more than 40 countries have been finalized for the 2008 Jeantex Bike TransAlp race from July 19 to 26. Defending champions Karl Platt and Stefan Sahm will push the pedals for another win. Their challengers will include Thomas Nicke and Silvio Wieltschnig of Team Fiat-Rotwild and Alexander Pscheidl and Christian Schneidawind of Team Texpa-Simplon.

On the women's side, Denmark's Noorgard sisters Anna-Sofie and Christin of Team Cube will take on German-French pairing Kerstin Brachtendorf/Daniele Troesch of Fiat Rotwild. Heike Hundertmark and Cube team-mate Uwe Harter are favorites in the mixed category while former Telekom road pro Udo Bölts will ride with Werner Wagner.

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