Team NetApp intends to make another good showing at its last race
Last year's run of bad luck involving injuries is long forgotten, and Team NetApp would like to point the way ahead one more time this season. In 2010 the team already gave an impressive performance at Paris Bourges, with Jan Barta taking the jersey for best sprinter and climber.
However, the traditional French one-day race no longer starts in Paris these days, as the name would imply, but 150 kilometers farther south in Gien. The course covers 190.9 kilometers. The first part is at times hilly, at times flat, and the second half includes four mountain classifications.
"It is definitely not an easy race. The route has many small mountains. Last year, we had a lot of bad luck in terms of crashes. Of course we're hoping that this year we'll have the chance to make a good showing. The course suits some of our riders very well. All of the riders are motivated and want to achieve a very good result at the last race of the season," Sport Director Enrico Poitschke comments.
Line-up Paris Bourges:
Jerome Baugnies, Cesare Benedetti, Marcel Wyss, Andreas Dietziker, Reto Hollenstein, Bartosz Huzarski, Leo Koenig, Michael Schwarzmann
Sport Director: Enrico Poitschke