By Susan Westemeyer
Andreas Klöden has a choice of three proposed contracts, and expects to decide soon where he will ride next year. "Andreas has all the papers. Maybe he will decide tomorrow, maybe the day after," his manager Tony Rominger told radsport-aktiv.de on Friday. One of the offers is from his current team, T-Mobile.
Rominger said that his other T-Mobile clients - Matthias Kessler, Steffen Wesemann and Sergei Ivanov - have not yet received offers from the team. "T-Mobile told me quite clearly that the other contracts will be decided only after the Klöden matter is settled," he said.
The German ProTour team denied this. "Andreas Klöden is our highest priority, but the contract negotiations with the other riders are being handled independently of our discussions with Klöden," said team spokesman Luuc Eisenga.