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 43)
  Markus Fothen (GER) (1981-09-09) September 9, 1981 (age 39)
  Thomas Fothen (GER) (1983-04-06) April 6, 1983 (age 38)
  Johannes Frohlinger (GER) (1985-06-09) June 9, 1985 (age 36)
  Oscar Gatto (ITA) (1985-01-01) January 1, 1985 (age 36)
  Heinrich Haussler (GER) (1984-02-25) February 25, 1984 (age 37)
  Torsten Hiekmann (GER) (1980-03-17) March 17, 1980 (age 41)
  Tim Klinger (GER) (1984-09-22) September 22, 1984 (age 36)
  Bernhard Kohl (AUT) (1982-01-04) January 4, 1982 (age 39)
  David Kopp (GER) (1979-01-05) January 5, 1979 (age 42)
  Sven Krauss (GER) (1983-01-06) January 6, 1983 (age 38)
  Sebastian Lang (GER) (1979-09-15) September 15, 1979 (age 41)
  Andrea Moletta (ITA) (1979-02-23) February 23, 1979 (age 42)
Rider Date of birth
  Volker Ordowski (GER) (1973-11-09) November 9, 1973 (age 47)
  Davide Rebellin (ITA) (1971-08-09) August 9, 1971 (age 49)
  Matthias Russ (GER) (1983-11-14) November 14, 1983 (age 37)
  Ronny Scholz (GER) (1978-04-24) April 24, 1978 (age 43)
  Stefan Schumacher (GER) (1981-07-21) July 21, 1981 (age 40)
  Tom Stamsnijder (NED) (1985-05-15) May 15, 1985 (age 36)
  Marcel Strauss (SUI) (1976-08-15) August 15, 1976 (age 44)
  Fabian Wegmann (GER) (1980-06-20) June 20, 1980 (age 41)
  Carlo Westphal (GER) (1985-11-25) November 25, 1985 (age 35)
  Peter Wrolich (AUT) (1974-05-30) May 30, 1974 (age 47)
  Oliver Zaugg (SUI) (1981-05-09) May 9, 1981 (age 40)
  Beat Zberg (SUI) (1971-05-10) May 10, 1971 (age 50)
  Markus Zberg (SUI) (1974-06-27) June 27, 1974 (age 47)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Gerolsteiner terminates financial support". Retrieved 2007-09-22.
  2. "Gerolsteiner - Riders". UCI ProTour. Retrieved 2007-01-01.[permanent dead link]

Other websitesEdit