Austrian champion Bernhard Kohl (T-Mobile) will ride for Gerolsteiner in 2007, the team has confirmed. The 24 year old climbing talent has signed a two year deal with the mineral water-sponsored team.
Kohl sees it as an "enormous chance to further develop myself. It impresses me, how the management gives the youngsters here a good chance. I am convinced that I will fit in well with this young team and look forward to the new challenge."
"You don't find a lot of riders his age (24) with his abilities in the mountains," said team boss Hans-Michael Holczer. "Bernhard's performance at the Dauphiné Libéré (3rd overall) this year was impressive, and revealed a big potential as a climber and tour rider. We are very happy that he is strengthening our team next year."