Milram starts in Ronde van het Groene Hart
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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Milram starts in Ronde van het Groene Hart

by VeloNation Press at 5:43 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Press Release
Former Paris-Roubaix winner Servais Knaven will lead Team Milram this coming Sunday in the one-day race, Ronde van het Groene Hart (March 23/UCI Category 1.1). In the third running of the race in the region of the same name between the cities of Rotterdam, Den Haag, Leiden, Haarlem, Amsterdam and Utrecht, the German ProTour team's squad will be filled out by Markus Eichler, Thomas Fothen, Martin Müller, Dominik Roels and Robert Förster. In addition to Knaven and the five Germans, MILRAM Directeur Sportif Ralf Grabsch will look to 23-year-old Dutch rider Wim Stroetinga, who will represent his homeland in the coming week at the Track World Championships in Poland.

The race Ronde van het Groene Hart has been carried out since 2007. It runs 203.4 kilometers through northern Holland from Zoetermeer to the finish in Woerden. At last year's race, former Milram rider Elia Rigotto of Italy finished fifth. The former winners of the race through the Netherlands' Groene Hart, or „Green Heart“, were Belgian Wouter Weylandt (2007) and Lithuanian Tomas Vaitkus (2008).

The Team Milram line-up:
Markus Eichler (GER/Mönchengladbach), Robert Förster (GER/Leipzig), Thomas Fothen (GER/Kaarst), Artur Gajek (GER/Bergisch Gladbach), Servais Knaven (NED/Meerle(BEL)), Martin Müller (GER/Berlin), Dominik Roels (GER/Köln), Wim Stroetinga (NED/Oldeberkoop).

Directeur Sportif: Ralf Grabsch (GER / Hürth)

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