The Cervélo TestTeam revealed the names three new signings on Friday. Theo Maucher, currently a directeur sportif for the Gerolsteiner squad, will take the position as administrative manager. Joining the team as directeur sportifs are Dutchman Jean Paul van Poppel and German Jens Zemke, both of whom come from running top women's teams.
Van Poppel, a nine-time Tour de France stage winner is the current manager of Team Flexpoint. Zemke, 41, has been coach and directeur for the team Equipe Nürnberger Versicherungen since 2002. Under his direction the team has won two World Champion titles, one silver medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. "The change to the Cervélo TestTeam is the next logical step for me," said Zemke. "It's a dream come true where I can contribute my skills to help establish a new top class team."
Maucher, the team's new administrative manager is supportive of the new TestTeam philosophy, "I'm pleased to work and to help build up this new team," he said, "where the success in the cycling sport is important but not only goal."