Team Gerolsteiner will move to southern Germany and Switzerland over the weekend for two one-day races. Stefan Schumacher, fresh from his victory in the Bayern Rundfahrt, will lead the team in the GP Triberg-Schwarzwald on Saturday. That race features six rounds of a course for a total of 139.2 km, with 537 climbing meters on each round.
The next day the team will take on the GP Kanton Argau in Switzerland, led by Beat Zberg, who won the race last year. The race runs 196 km and has its start and finish in Gippingen.
The team starts its serious preparations for the Tour de France this weekend in the Dauphiné Libéré. The squad will be led by Marcus Fothen and Bernhard Kohl, who finished third in the race last year. Also on the roster is Fabian Wegmann, who won the first stage of the race in 2006.
Gerolsteiner for GP Triberg-Schwarzwald: Johannes Fröhlinger, Sven Krauss, Volker Ordowski, Mattias Russ, Stefan Schumacher, Marcel Strauss, Carlo Westphal, and Markus Zberg.
Gerolsteiner for GP Kanton Argau: Johannes Fröhlinger, Oscar Gatto, Volker Ordowski, Matthias Russ, Marcel Strauss, Carlo Westphal, Beat Zberg, and Markus Zberg.
Gerolsteiner for Dauphiné Libéré: Markus Fothen, Heinrich Haussler, Torsten Hiekmann, Bernhard Kohl, Ronny Scholz, Tom Stamsnijder, Fabian Wegmann and Peter Wrolich.