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Milram chooses Gerdemann to lead at Giro d’Italia

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Linus Gerdemann is slated to be the leader for Team Milram at Giro d’Italia next month. The 27-year-old German expressed his excitement over the upcoming race, “I’m very much looking forward to it. The Giro is a race with the highest priority for me. I always like to ride in Italian races and feel very comfortable there.”

The team’s roster will include Robert Forster who won three stages at the Giro before, Luke Roberts who won a stage at the Vuelta a Murcia and Thoman Rohregger from Austria.

Fabian Wegmann will lead the team at the Fleche Wallone since Gerdemann will sit the race out due to his recovery from bronchitis. Artur Gajek is Gerdemann’s replacement in the line-up. Gerdemann expects he can compete by Sunday for the Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

The rest of the Milram team for the Fleche Wallone are Johannes Fröhlinger, Christian Knees, Dominik Nerz, Dominik Roels, Paul Voß and Peter Wrolich.


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Knaven Goes to the Milram Team Car in August

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Servais Knaven (Henricus Theordorus Josephus Knaven) of Team Milram will officially retire from pro cycling on August 15, 2010. the 39-year-old rider was offered the position of assistant director sportif for Milram team car.

This career move will end Knaven’s 17th season as a pro cyclist. He intended his final race shall be the Profwielerronde van Etten-Leur which he won in 2007.

“As my last race I will ride the criterium in Etten-Leur. That is not far away from my home, and many of my fans and friends live in this area,” said Knaven.

Knaven said he was grateful that his retirement was left to him to take care of, “For me, it was always important that I could decide myself when the end should be. Our manager Gerry van Gerwen left it entirely up to me.”

Knaven won the Paris-Roubaix in 2001. He also won a stage of the Tour de France in…

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Cyclo-Cross Bikes at Paris-Roubaix 2010

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The Paris-Roubaix race is on and what you have to watch out for are cyclocross bikes. Robbie McEwen of Katusha has Ridley for a sponsor. Like many other competitors, he will be using a cyclocross bike in the competition. With Ridley’s principle of “Form follows Function”, most of the Katusha’s team rode on Ridley X-Fires on last year’s season. Ridley also sponsors the Telenet-Fidea and Sunweb-Reynor pro cyclo-cross teams. Filippo Pozzato won second to Tom Boonen last year riding the Ridley Damocles road setup.

McEwen came in second to Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Transitions) at the Scheldeprijs race. Although he is in good shape, he said that the Paris-Roubaix is more of a tactical move by the team. “My world ranking gives us good car position in the convoy, about sixth. Without me there, we’d be 21st.”

Cyclocross bikes of different kinds will grace the racing event. Milram team riders will most likely be…

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Gerdemann and Fröhlinger Back for Milan-San Remo

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Team Milram captain Linus Gerdemann and teammate Johannes Fröhlinger has been removed from the injured list and will be back in action in time for the upcoming 2010 Milan-San Remo race this Saturday.

The two cyclists have been recovering from intestinal problems that have plagued them since the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race in Italy, where they had to be taken out and replaced by two other teammates. Now they are back on the saddle and will be joined by teammates Christian Knees, Luke Roberts, Markus Fothen, Roy Sentjens, Niki Terpstra, and Paul Voss.

However, Team Milram will have to put two other riders on the sick list, as fellow team captain Gerald Ciolek has still yet to get back on the saddle from a shoulder operation, and Fabian Wegmann is out due to a broken collarbone. Ciolek is currently based in an altitude training camp and undergoing rehab with physiotherapist Christian…

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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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Roberts Sets Sights on Classics and Giro d’Italia

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Luke Roberts of Team Milram has expressed his plans on going for a strong finish to the upcoming Classics and Giro d’Italia events this season.

The highest place South Australian, Luke Roberts (Milram) made a huge start this season landing him fifth on the UCI world rankings. He hopes to maintain his great shape up to the upcoming Spring Classics on to his second Grand Tour appearance of his career at the Giro d’Italia.

He hopes that his experience when he was with Team CSC racing with Fabian Cancellara and Stuart O’Grady when they won will help him in winning now in Milram. He will soon set off on a Spring Calendar featuring Milan-Sanremo (March 20), Gent-Wevelgem (March 28), the Tour of Flanders (April 4) and Paris-Roubaix (April 11).

Roberts had expected to turn up in Adelaide still in fine form. “Finishing last season early meant I could put in…

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Injured Ciolek Out for Two Months

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Team Milram received more bad news today as news got out about their rider Gerald Ciolek being out of competition for at least two months, after crashing at the end of the 3rd stage of the Tour of Qatar and sustaining more injuries than was originally thought.

The initial diagnosis after the mass crash revealed that the German rider suffered a broken collarbone, but after returning to Germany, doctors there uncovered additional injuries such as a separated right shoulder and a fractured scaphoid bone in his wrist. These injuries will put Ciolek out of commission for at least two months.

Ciolek will be undergoing surgery at the Vinzenz Pallotti Hospital. Light training will begin after an estimated three weeks, and optimistic estimates say that he will be able to return to competition at the Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt event.

Gerry van Gerwen, the Milram team manager, says that…

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