Rgoer Hammond Mark Cavendish T-Mobile

Roger Hammond and Mark Cavendish will make their season debut in the South of France on Tuesday in the traditional early season GP La Marseillaise and then ride the five-day Etoile de Bessege stage race.

The pair will be part of a strong T-Mobile team but will face some stiff early-season competition from fellow Brit Jeremy Hunt and his Unibet.com team mate Baden Cooke, Nick Nuyens (Cofidis) and 2006 UCI Europe Tour winner Niko Eeckhout (Chocolade Jacques), Sebastien Chavanel and Philipe Gilbert (Francaise des Jeux). Tyler Hamilton will make his return to racing with the Tinkoff team after his two-year ban for blood doping.

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