Team Gerolsteiner and T-Mobile are taking on two races in Germany this weekend the Rund um die Hainleite and Sparkassen Giro in Bochum. Sebastian Lang will lead the Germany-based Gerolsteiner team at the 100th Rund um die Hainleite in Erfurt on Saturday, while German National Champion Fabian Wegmann is captain in the Sparkassen Giro in Bochum on Sunday.
For the Hainleite the eight-man roster will be Thomas Fothen, Oscar Gatto, Torsten Hiekmann, David Kopp, Carlo Westphal, Tom Stamsnijder, Sven Krauss and Sebastian Lang. The next day in Bochum, Krauss and Lang will be substituted with Heinrich Haussler and Wegmann. The full team will be Thomas Fothen, Oscar Gatto, Torsten Hiekmann, David Kopp, Carlo Westphal, Tom Stamsnijder, Heinrich Haussler and Fabian Wegmann.
Germany-based T-Mobile will also be in the local action this weekend. Thomas Ziegler will lead the team in his hometown of Erfurt in Rund um die Hainleite. The race also features the debut of stagiaire Andrej Klyuev.
On Sunday, sprinter Gerald Ciolek and Tour de France stage winner Linus Gerdemann will be in charge for the Sparkassen-Giro in Bochum.
The line-up for Hainleite is Eric Baumann, Bert Grabsch, Andre Greipel, Andreas Klier, Andre Korff, Stephan Schreck, Thomas Ziegler and Andrej Klyuev. Ziegler and Klyuev will then be replaced by Ciolek and Gerdemann for the next day's race, which will be contested by Eric Baumann, Gerald Ciolek, Linus Gerdemann, Bert Grabsch, Andre Greipel, Andreas Klier, Andre Korff and Stephan Schreck.