Gerolsteiner team manager Hans Michael Holczer usually considers T-Mobile Team as the competition, but right now he is supporting the magenta team. "If the biggest German sports sponsor of all should stop, then that would leave a big hole," he told the Stuttgarter Nachrichten according to the dpa agency. "That wouldn't be good for any sport."
Holczer is currently looking for a new sponsor for his team, since Gerolsteiner said that it would stop its sponsorship after the 2008 season. He has not yet been successful but hopes to have an answer by April of 2008. "The contract has to be signed before the Tour de France 2008."
He added that he could not imagine organized doping on his team, such as Patrik Sinkewitz described for T-Mobile in the 2006 season. "I can practically deny the possibility, but of course I can't guarantee it," he said.