Team Milram Prepares for Tour de France
- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 6 May 2009
After Team Milram’s important success at the Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop last Friday, Milram’s Captain has immediately turned his attention back to his Tour de France preparations.
Gerdemann he travelled with Milram trainer Jochen Hahn to Charlotte, to optimize his aerodynamics and seat position on his FOCUS bike.
In addition, on Monday the German ProTour team registered its preliminary 15-man Tour de France squad with the race organizer, ASO, on Monday, May 4, as required.
"I am very satisfied with the results, the trip was worth it" said Milram captain Linus Gerdemann after his return on Tuesday, May 5. "It is pretty hard to find a wind tunnel on short notice in Germany or the area, especially one which has experience not only with autos but also with cyclists. That was the case in Charlotte. I feel very well on our Focus bike. The test optimized this and brought me another step closer towards the Tour de France."
On Monday, May, 4, Team Milram registered its preliminary Tour de France squad with the ASO as required. Directeur Sportif in France will be Christian Henn, who will be assisted by Dutchman Raoul Liebregts. The registered squad consists of 15 riders, from which the final nine-man roster must be selected no later than July 1.
The team registered with the ASO the two Milram captains Linus Gerdemann and Gerald Ciolek, as well as Germans Markus Fothen, Christian Knees, Fabian Wegmann, Johannes Fr?hlinger, Matthias Ru?, Robert F?rster, and Bj?rn Schr?der. Also included were Dutch riders Niki Terpstra and Servais Knaven, Austrians Thomas Rohregger and Peter Wrolich, and the Slovakian twins Peter and Martin Velits.
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