Vino to lead T-Mobile in Poland

Kazakhstan national champion Alexandre Vinokourov will lead the T-Mobile charge at next week's Tour of Poland, using the race to fine-tune his form in the lead-up to the world road championships in Madrid on September 25.

For the 1,253 kilometre race, which crosses Poland from the Baltic Sea in the north to Poland's giant mountains in the southwest, Vino can count on the support of stage race specialists Matthias Kessler, Bram Schmitz and Stephan Schreck, as well as Classics men Steffen Wesemann and Sergey Ivanov. Rounding out the magenta line-up are Dutch neo-pro Bas Giling and Eric Baumann, the latter rider claiming overall victory in the sprinters' competition at last week's Tour of Britain, and is naturally the team's designated rider for bunch sprint showdowns.

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