By Susan Westemeyer
Gerolsteiner is heading to the US West Coast and hoping for its usual luck in California. The team's captain won the prologue last year, but Levi Leipheimer is no longer with the team. Fabien Wegmann is still in the Gerolsteiner colours, though. He won the GP San Francisco in 2005, and will be looking to repeat his luck in the Golden State.
The race will mark the debut of two new riders in Gerolsteiner blue, Bernhard Kohl and Oliver Zaugg.
Half of the team is already on site: Torsten Hiekmann, Kohl, Wegmann, and Peter Wrolich have been training in California since February 8. The rest of the team is scheduled to fly today, Thursday.
The Gerolsteiner team for Tour of California: Robert Förster, Torsten Hiekmann, Bernhard Kohl, Sven Krauss, Volker Ordowski, Fabian Wegmann, Peter Wrolich and Oliver Zaugg.