The Cervélo TestTeam announced Wednesday that German-Australian Heinrich Haussler will remain with the team through 2012. Also extending his contract is German champion Martin Reimer, who will remain through 2011.
The 25 year old Haussler had a break-out Spring Classics season in which he claimed second in Milan-Sanremo and Tour of Flanders and led the UCI's world rankings. He went on to get his biggest win of the season on stage 13 of the Tour de France in Colmar.
"I am happy that the Cervélo TestTeam offered me a three-year contract. I feel really confident in the team. Everything is perfect and I very much enjoy being a part of it. I could not have it better", said Haussler.
Team manager Thomas Campana was ecstatic that Haussler and Reimer would remain with the squad.
Heinrich is exactly what we look for in a rider; he is a star himself, yet not afraid to sacrifice his own chances to help his teammates. He is interested in bicycle technology, really good with the fans and as people can see from the Beyond The Peloton documentary, he's a budding movie star as well. Together with Thor Hushovd who extended his contract earlier this year, Heinrich will make for a strong one-two punch in the classics."
"Martin is a great talent, which he has already shown us in his first training camp and his first race. Since he beat all the favourites at the German pro championships as a 22 year-old, the rest of the world knows as well. On top of that, he did a very nice job at our retailer event at the start of the season; his fresh and spontaneous demeanour really resonates with people. He even explained to retailers why they should be very happy with some of Cervélo new frame features, so what more could we ask for?"
Reimer became the surprise winner of the German championships after escaping with two other riders then sprinting to victory. "I have complete confidence in Cervélo TestTeam", said Reimer. "Everybody has faith in me and have given me the chance to show my strength. For the spring classics, which were my main focus, both Roger Hammond and Andreas Klier were two great role models; they have been a big help in my development in this area."