By Susan Westemeyer
Gerrit Glomser will ride for the Austrian Continental Team Volksbank again next year, the team announced Monday. "Last season wasn't all that great, but I haven't lost faith in him. I am convinced that Gerrit will return to his usual strengths," said Team Manager Thomas Kofler.
The 31 year-old Glomser sees the past season not as a reason to doubt, but as a source of motivation. "The team has established itself," noted Glomser. "Volksbank is growing. And the expectations increase with the new challenges.
"We are the underdogs, but we will take advantage of our situation and surprise the others, who don't know what to expect of us," continued Glomser. He welcomed the signing of Gerhard Trampusch, saying he now expects "less pressure, because now everyone won't be hanging on me. We can ride as a double attack and spread the risk. That's a good thing; I'm looking forward to it."