The ProTour squad Team Milram received bad news last Thursday when they didn’t get on the list of the starting squads for the 2010 Paris-Nice. The Amaury Sport Organization (ASO) has offered a consolation prize to the team, however, by promising to include them in other ASO events.
The German ProTour team will be missing the Paris-Nice this season, so they will have to look forward instead to competing in upcoming events such as the Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogen-Liège, the Dauphiné Libéré, and of course, the Tour de France.
Milram team manager Gerry Van Gerwen admitted that the team is expectedly disappointed by the ASO’s decision to leave them out of the race. They will need to rearrange their riders’ schedules and look for other options to Paris-Nice.
Team Milram will still be very busy this season, starting with the Tour of Qatar from February 7-12 and the Tour of Oman from February 14-19, respectively. Both events are organized b ASO. The cycling team will also join other major events such as the Grand Tours and the Classics.