This is really interesting as super sprinter Alessandro Petacchi is going to be doing both the Tour de France and also the Giro (the Italian equivalent).
Why is this interesting? Six time green jersey winner Erik Zabel is a team mate of Petacchi on the newly formed Milram team. My initial reaction was of surprise to hear that they're going to be both on the same team, but in hindsight it could be a good idea if Petacchi were to do the Giro and Zabel the Tour. Zabel who for thirteen years was dedicated to the Telekom (and then T-Mobile) team had partial support from his previous team as they were mostly gunning for Ullrich who races for golden fleece.
Interesting times ahead.