Team Gerolsteiner

German cycling team (1998–2008)

Team Gerolsteiner (UCI Team Code: GST) is a German road bicycle racing team in the UCI ProTour. It is sponsored by the drinks company Gerolsteiner Brunnen and the bike company "Specialized".

Gerolsteiner
Team information
UCI code GST
Based  Germany
Founded 1997 (1997)
Disbanded 2008
Discipline(s) Road
Status ProTour
Key personnel
General Manager Reimund Dietzen
Previous team name(s)
1997–1998
1999–2008
Schauff Oeschelbronn
Gerolsteiner
Team colours Team colours Team colours
Team colours
 
Team kit

The team was founded in 1998 with manager Hans-Michael Holczer and sports directors Rolf Gölz and Christian Henn. The contract with Georg Totschnig in 2001 helped make the team enter Division I. In 2003 the team participated in the Tour de France for the first time.

The Leader is Georg Totschnig, who has finished in the top 10 in the Tour de France and is an excellent climber. In 2005, Totschnig won stage 14 of the Tour, showing his skill on the 15km long climb up the Port de Pailhères (2000m at 8.2%). He was the first Austrian to win a tour stage since Max Bulla in 1931. In 2007, Georg Totschnig retired and Levi Leipheimer moved to the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team. The team used youngsters Markus Fothen and Stefan Schumacher to captain the team in the 2007 Tour de France.

In September 2007 Gerolsteiner said it would not renew its sponsorship.[1]

Team honoursEdit

2007 ProTeamEdit

As of January 1, 2007[2]

Rider Date of birth
  Robert Förster (GER) (1978-01-27) January 27, 1978 (age 42)
  Markus Fothen (GER) (1981-09-09) September 9, 1981 (age 38)
  Thomas Fothen (GER) (1983-04-06) April 6, 1983 (age 37)
  Johannes Frohlinger (GER) (1985-06-09) June 9, 1985 (age 35)
  Oscar Gatto (ITA) (1985-01-01) January 1, 1985 (age 35)
  Heinrich Haussler (GER) (1984-02-25) February 25, 1984 (age 36)
  Torsten Hiekmann (GER) (1980-03-17) March 17, 1980 (age 40)
  Tim Klinger (GER) (1984-09-22) September 22, 1984 (age 35)
  Bernhard Kohl (AUT) (1982-01-04) January 4, 1982 (age 38)
  David Kopp (GER) (1979-01-05) January 5, 1979 (age 41)
  Sven Krauss (GER) (1983-01-06) January 6, 1983 (age 37)
  Sebastian Lang (GER) (1979-09-15) September 15, 1979 (age 40)
  Andrea Moletta (ITA) (1979-02-23) February 23, 1979 (age 41)
Rider Date of birth
  Volker Ordowski (GER) (1973-11-09) November 9, 1973 (age 46)
  Davide Rebellin (ITA) (1971-08-09) August 9, 1971 (age 48)
  Matthias Russ (GER) (1983-11-14) November 14, 1983 (age 36)
  Ronny Scholz (GER) (1978-04-24) April 24, 1978 (age 42)
  Stefan Schumacher (GER) (1981-07-21) July 21, 1981 (age 39)
  Tom Stamsnijder (NED) (1985-05-15) May 15, 1985 (age 35)
  Marcel Strauss (SUI) (1976-08-15) August 15, 1976 (age 43)
  Fabian Wegmann (GER) (1980-06-20) June 20, 1980 (age 40)
  Carlo Westphal (GER) (1985-11-25) November 25, 1985 (age 34)
  Peter Wrolich (AUT) (1974-05-30) May 30, 1974 (age 46)
  Oliver Zaugg (SUI) (1981-05-09) May 9, 1981 (age 39)
  Beat Zberg (SUI) (1971-05-10) May 10, 1971 (age 49)
  Markus Zberg (SUI) (1974-06-27) June 27, 1974 (age 46)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Gerolsteiner terminates financial support". Retrieved 2007-09-22.
  2. "Gerolsteiner - Riders". UCI ProTour. Retrieved 2007-01-01.

Other websitesEdit