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Kohl considering "five or six" offers

By:
Bjorn Haake
Published:
August 19, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 19:32 BST
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Latest Cycling News, August 19, 2008
Bernhard Kohl is looking around for a new team

Bernhard Kohl is looking around for a new team

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Bernhard Kohl doesn't have to worry about finding a new team for next season after his current Team...

Bernhard Kohl doesn't have to worry about finding a new team for next season after his current Team Gerolsteiner folds at the end of this year. The Austrian has a handful of offers to consider.

"Five or six teams are in the final running. I haven't yet decided," the 26 year-old told LaOla1.at. The two Belgian teams Quick Step and Silence-Lotto have both expressed interest in the Tour de France third-place finisher. The other teams are said to be Rabobank, Milram and Columbia.

Kohl turned pro in 2005 with T-Mobile Team. He transferred to Gerolsteiner in 2007. In 2006 he was Austrian national road champion and finished third overall in the Dauphiné Libéré.

In his first Tour de France, in 2007, he finished 30th overall and 20th in the mountain ranking. This year he won the mountains jersey and finished third overall.

Gerolsteiner Brunnen Gmbh announced last September that it would not extend its sponsorship, which expires the end of this season. Team manager Hans-Michael Holczer told Cyclingnews yesterday that he has so far been unable to find a new sponsor.(SW)

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