The organizers of Bayern Rundfahrt have distributed today the wildcards and invitations for this year’s race. Among the 8 teams from outside of ProTeams there are 5 German teams, one team from Holland and one from Belgium, as well as the team of CCC Polsat Polkowice. The other 10 teams among the total 18 are Pro Teams.
Team NetApp is the only German Professional Continental team, but wildcards went also to the national teams of Continental, that is to Eddy Merckx-Indeland, Heizomat, NSP and Nutrixxion.
The Professional Continental teams will be: the Dutch Skil-Shimano, the Belgian Topsport-Vlaanderen and the Polish team of CCC Polsat Polkowice, where we will see the German sprint cyclist, Andre Schulze.
„Some of those teams will have difficulty fighting against the world elite, but the invitations for the best German teams are for us a matter of honour. Also for them Bayern Rundfahrt is an absolute attraction of the season …. said Uwe Peschel, a former cyclist who is now the director of the race.
Earlier the ‘giants’ were invited to the race, that is: Leopard Trek, Saxo Bank SunGard, Sky ProCycling, Euskaltel-Euskadi, Lampre-ISD, Europcar, HTC-Highroad, FDJ, Garmin-Cervelo and AG2R.