Haussler to lead Cervelo at Tour of Britain

Heinrich Haussler will lead Cervelo’s squad at the Tour of Britain in September, joining home riders Daniel Lloyd and Jeremy Hunt.

Haussler had recently announced that he would not be competing in the World Championships in Australia (October 3) due to a persistent knee injury, so it is unclear how good his form will be at the Tour of Britain.

Martin Reimer, Gabriel Rasch and Ignatas Konovalovas complete Cervelo’s six-man squad attending Britain’s premier stage race, which runs from September 11-18.

Roger Hammond may take the place of one of those provisionally named riders depending on whether he gets a late call up for the

Vuelta a Espana (August  28-September 19).

The Tour of Britain will be one of the last outings of the Cervelo Test Team. Cervelo announced on Thursday that it will cease to sponsor a team after the 2010 season. The manufacturer will be now be official bike supplier to the Garmin team from 2011.

The Colnago-CSF Inox, ISD-Neri, Ireland and Vacansoleil squads have also announced provisional line-ups for the race.

The eight-stage 2010 Tour of Britain starts on Saturday, September 11, in Rochdale and concludes in Newham, London, on Saturday, September 18.

Cervelo Test Team
Heinrich Haussler, Jeremy Hunt, Ignatas Konovalovas, Daniel Lloyd, Gabriel Rasch, Martin Reimer
Reserves: Philip Deignan, Roger Hammond, Brett Lancaster

Colnago – CSF Inox
Manuel Belletti, Federico Canuti, Alberto Contoli, Marco Frapporti, Alan Marangoni, Sacha Modolo,
Reserves: Gianluca Brambilla, Marcello Pavarin, Simone Stortoni, Enrico Zen

ISD – Neri Giambenini
Simon Clarke, Pierpaolo De Negri, Elia Favilli, Oscar Gatto, Gianluca Mirenda, Patrik Sinkewitz
Reserves: Diego Caccia, Bartosz Huzarski, Carlo Scognamiglio

Stephen Barrett, Sam Bennett, Aaron Buggle, Marcus Christie, Sean Downey, Martyn Irvine
Reserve: Thomas Martin

Borut Bozic, Michal Golas, Johnny Hoogerland, Martin Mortensen, Alberto Ongarato, Wout Poels
Reserves: Matteo Carrara, Pim Ligthart, Rob Ruijgh

Related links
Tour of Britain 2010 route
Cervelo confirms end of cycling team