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June 29, 2007

Milram names Petacchi to Tour squad despite hearing

Yahoo! Eurosport UK | Tour de France - Petacchi named in Milram line-up

Alessandro Petacchi, suspended and facing a hearing next week on a high salbutamol reading registered during the Giro d'Italia, nevertheless highlights the Team Milram 2007 Tour roster.

Six-time green jersey winner Erik Zabel, who recently confessed to using EPO to train for the Tour while riding for Telekom in 1996, is also on the squad, which will likely focus on sprint wins by the pair.

    Milram 2007 Tour de France roster:
  • Alessandro Cortinovis (Italy)
  • Ralf Grabsch (Germany)
  • Christian Knees (Germany)
  • Brett Lancaster (Australia)
  • Alberto Ongarato (Italy)
  • Alessandro Petacchi (Italy)
  • Enrico Poitschke (Germany)
  • Marcel Sieberg (Germany)
  • Erik Zabel (Germany)
  • Andriy Grivko (Ukraine)
  • replaced Petacchi 7/4/07

Update: Andriy Grivko will replace Petacchi after a CONI official recommended a 1-year suspension for his salbutamol positive.

Posted by Frank Steele on June 29, 2007 in 2007 team rosters, Alessandro Petacchi, Erik Zabel, Top Stories | Permalink

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