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MILRAM’s Classics specialists with Ralf Grabsch start Sunday in Paris-Roubaix
MILRAM’s Classics specialists will take on the challenge of the “Hell of the North“ this coming Sunday, April 13. Led by Ralf Grabsch, the MILRAM Team will ride the 106th edition of the famous one-day Classic Paris-Roubaix. Directeur Sportif Antonio Bevilaqua will also look to Germans Christian Knees, Enrico Poitschke, Markus Eichler and Martin Müller, as well as Fabio Sabatini (Italy), Martin Velits (Slovakia) and Netherlands youngster Niki Terpstra.
“We have a number of options, depending on how the race develops, to be at the front in the final,“ said MILRAM’s General Manager Gerry van Gerwen. “Last year Ralf Grabsch showed that he can do well in a race like this. Niki Terpstra is in outstanding form right now. Overall our team is doing well. Basically, every one of our riders is good for a surprise on Sunday, if we build on our performance in Gent-Wevelgem and continue to work together as a team.“
The “Hell of the North“ has its own character, thanks to its famous 52.8 kilometres of cobblestones. Every kind of rider has his chance on the 260 km race, depending on the weather and race development. Ralf Grabsch’s extended solo escape last year remains unforgettable. The MILRAM rider, who celebrated his 35th birthday on Monday, April 7, made his impression on the one-day Classic and ended up with a good 15th place.
The MILRAM line-up: Christian Knees (GER/Euskirchen), Enrico Poitschke (GER/Gera), Fabio Sabatini (ITA/Monsummano Terme), Markus Eichler (GER/Mönchengladbach), Martin Müller (GER/Berlin), Martin Velits (SVK/Riemst;BEL), Niki Terpstra (NED/Krommenie), Ralf Grabsch (GER/Hürth)
Directeur Sportif: Antonio Bevilaqua (ITA)