Team Gerolsteiner

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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
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Team kit

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".

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 honours[change | change source]

2007 ProTeam[change | change source]

As of January 1, 2007[2]

Rider Date of birth
 Robert Förster (GER) January 27, 1978 (1978-01-27) (age 38)
 Markus Fothen (GER) September 9, 1981 (1981-09-09) (age 35)
 Thomas Fothen (GER) April 6, 1983 (1983-04-06) (age 33)
 Johannes Frohlinger (GER) June 9, 1985 (1985-06-09) (age 31)
 Oscar Gatto (ITA) January 1, 1985 (1985-01-01) (age 31)
 Heinrich Haussler (GER) February 25, 1984 (1984-02-25) (age 32)
 Torsten Hiekmann (GER) March 17, 1980 (1980-03-17) (age 36)
 Tim Klinger (GER) September 22, 1984 (1984-09-22) (age 32)
 Bernhard Kohl (AUT) January 4, 1982 (1982-01-04) (age 34)
 David Kopp (GER) January 5, 1979 (1979-01-05) (age 37)
 Sven Krauss (GER) January 6, 1983 (1983-01-06) (age 33)
 Sebastian Lang (GER) September 15, 1979 (1979-09-15) (age 37)
 Andrea Moletta (ITA) February 23, 1979 (1979-02-23) (age 37)
Rider Date of birth
 Volker Ordowski (GER) November 9, 1973 (1973-11-09) (age 43)
 Davide Rebellin (ITA) August 9, 1971 (1971-08-09) (age 45)
 Matthias Russ (GER) November 14, 1983 (1983-11-14) (age 33)
 Ronny Scholz (GER) April 24, 1978 (1978-04-24) (age 38)
 Stefan Schumacher (GER) July 21, 1981 (1981-07-21) (age 35)
 Tom Stamsnijder (NED) May 15, 1985 (1985-05-15) (age 31)
 Marcel Strauss (SUI) August 15, 1976 (1976-08-15) (age 40)
 Fabian Wegmann (GER) June 20, 1980 (1980-06-20) (age 36)
 Carlo Westphal (GER) November 25, 1985 (1985-11-25) (age 31)
 Peter Wrolich (AUT) May 30, 1974 (1974-05-30) (age 42)
 Oliver Zaugg (SUI) May 9, 1981 (1981-05-09) (age 35)
 Beat Zberg (SUI) May 10, 1971 (1971-05-10) (age 45)
 Markus Zberg (SUI) June 27, 1974 (1974-06-27) (age 42)

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