Team Volksbank is ready and eager to ride its second Deutschland Tour, giving its Professional Continental riders a chance to measure themselves against the ProTour riders. The team will be led by all-rounder Florian Stalder and Gerrit Glomser, who finished eighth in the Tour de Suisse and won a stage in the Österreich Rundfahrt.
Special highlights for the Austrian team are Stage 5's finish in Rettenbachferner bei Solden, Austria, and the Stage 6, which takes place entirely in its homeland. "Our fellows are hot and burning to shine on the international stage," said team manager Thomas Kofler.
The team will look more for stage wins than for overall standings. "The team time trial is against us, because we don't have the experience with it that the ProTour teams have," Kofler noted. "We will look more to be active during the stages and try to bring in good results. "
Volksbank's Deutschland Tour roster: Gerrit Glomser, Harald Morscher, Philipp Ludescher, Werner Riebenbauer, Florian Stalder, Rene Weissinger, Sven Teutenberg, Mariusz Witecki