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Van Garderen Looking Forward to Omloop

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Tejay Van Garderen of Team HTC-Columbia will be participating in his first professional “cobbled” race as he joins the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad this Saturday. Other big names joining him on the starting line will include Thor Hushovd (Cervelo) and Tom Boonen (Quick Step).

Van Garderen enjoyed a top ten finish at his last race, the Vuelta ao Algarve, and he is looking forward to testing his skills and gaining more experience at the cobblestones in the one-day Belgian cycling event.

“I was thinking it was important to have this experience of cobbled races, where they throw their elbows around so I’m going to get as much out of it as I can, learn and be aggressive.” Van Garderen added that he had specifically requested his team to include this race into his schedule because the learning experience would be invaluable.

As a first-year professional cyclist, Van Garderen still has…

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Team Milram Confident About Belgian Classics

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Team Milram has been enjoying a positive season so far and is looking forward to the Belgian Spring races with confidence. The German pro-cycling team has signed up new riders and carries a lot of momentum from its Australian and Arabian events this season.

Team Milram has signed up an additional four cyclists to its roster, specifically in preparation for the Spring races which will include the 2010 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and the 2010 Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne events. Among the four newcomers are Roy Sentjens and Wim De Vocht, both established experts of the cobblestone races in Belgium.

Ralf Grabsch, a sports director in Team Milram, says that their goal will be to earn top-ten finishes in the two events, more specifically in the top six, at least. Grabsch is looking to specialist Servais Knaven to lead the team in these races. The rider has the winning form and experience…

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