T-MOBILE ALL SET FOR OFFICIAL PRESENTATION
It is almost certain that Alejandro Valverde will not now sign for T-Mobile but the German team is determined to be bounce back after the problems of last year and will unveil further details of their plans at the official team presentation on Saturday in Majorca.
Both the men’s and women’s teams have been training in the sun since the start of the week and will be the centre of attention at the official presentation. Team manager Bob Stapleton is expected to reveal details about the team’s attempts to sign Alejandro Valverde, present the teams objectives and say more about the team’s anti-doping policy and testing.
There will be full coverage from the T-Mobile presentation at cyclingweekly.co.uk on Saturday.
New British signing Roger Hammond and Mark Cavendish have both been getting in the miles as they work on their form for the new season. Hammond was disappointed with his ride in the National cyclo-cross worlds but is very excited about the 2007 season.
“The season ahead looks like it could be the most exciting that I have known as a professional. I have settled in with the Team extremely quickly and training is going very well. With the Tour de France starting in London this year and with the emergence of the Tour of Britain as a major race in the calendar, 2007 will be a massive year for British cycling and I am looking forward to playing a big part in it.”
T-Mobile Team 2007 line-ups men:
Michael Barry (30/Canada), Eric Baumann (26/Germany), Lorenzo Bernucci (27/Italy), Marcus Burghardt (23/Germany), Mark Cavendish (21/Great Britain), Gerald Ciolek (20/Germany), Scott Davis (27/Australia), Bernhard Eisel (25/Austria), Linus Gerdemann (24/Germany), Bert Grabsch (30/Germany), André Greipel (24/Germany), Giuseppe Guerini (36/Italy), Roger Hammond (32/Great Britain), Adam Hansen (25/Australia), Greg Henderson (30/New Zealand), Serhiy Honchar (36/Ukraine), Kim Kirchen (28/Luxembourg), Andreas Klier (30/Germany), Servais Knaven (35/Netherlands), André Korff (33/Germany), Axel Merckx (34/Belgium), Aaron Olsen (28/USA), Jacob Piil (33/Denmark), Marco Pinotti (30/Italy), Frantisek Rabon (23/Czech), Michael Rogers (26/Australia), Stephan Schreck (28/Germany), Patrik Sinkewitz (25/Germany) and Thomas Ziegler (25/Germany).
T-Mobile Team 2007 line-up women:
Kim Anderson (USA/38), Judith Arndt (Germany/30), Kate Bates (Australia/24), Chantal Beltman (Netherlands/30), Suzanne de Goede (Netherlands/22), Emilia Fahlin (Sweden/17), Alex Rhodes (Australia/21), Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Germany/31), Linda Melanie Villumsen (Denmark/21), Anke Wichmann (Germany/31), Oenone Wood (Australia/26).