The 2011 Tour de Romandie is the last important race before the 2011 Giro d'Italia for the Quick-Step Cycling Team.

"Compared to the usual Tour de Romandie, this year's race is less engaging from the point of view of mountain heights" Sports Director Tom Steels says. "The route is nevertheless very interesting and the athletes competing will ensure a high technical level for the race. As far as we're concerned, we have a good team with some athletes like Seeldraeyers who are working in order to be in top form at the Giro."

Kevin De Weert will make his comeback at Tour de Romandie after his injury at Paris-Nice.


"I am looking forward to having that racing number on my back again," De Weert said. "This year, due to my injury, I had very little chance to compete. I trained well in the past few weeks, and took part to an important training camp. I miss the race pace and the adrenaline that only an actual competition can give. It will be great to be back in the peloton on Tuesday."

Riders
Marco Bandiera (ITA)
Francesco Chicchi (ITA)
Gerald Ciolek (GER)
Marc de Maar (NED)
Kevin De Weert (BEL)
Addy Engels (NED)
Kevin Seeldraeyers (BEL)
Jan Tratnik (SLO)

Sports Director
Tom Steels (BEL)
Marco Velo (ITA)