There will be a new junior team in Germany as of July 1, the Marcus Burghardt Junior Team. The Team High Road professional will sponsor the team based in Chemnitz with 10 riders between the ages of nine and 20, and escort them on their first training ride that day. "I am very happy that this team exists. As always, I am thinking of the future and of clean cycling and want to do my part."
The team will be associated with the RSV Venusberg, the cycling club which Burghardt not only rode for when he was younger, but with which he is still associated. "Marcus is a strong-willed, achievement-oriented type and is the role model for many young riders here in Saxony. The motivation for these young riders will surely rise with this new team which bears his name," said Kalus Fischer, Venusberg team manager.
Burghardt, 24, is providing material to the team in the form of jerseys, helmets and sunglasses, and is also providing financial assistance, as well as bonuses and material prizes. (SW)
(Editorial assistance and research provided by Susan Westemeyer and Antonio J. Salmerón)