Liese new national German women's coach

Thomas Liese will be the new German national women's trainer, the Bund Deutscher Radfahrer (BDR)...

Thomas Liese will be the new German national women's trainer, the Bund Deutscher Radfahrer (BDR) announced Saturday.

He replaces Jochen Dornbusch, who will become directeur sportif at Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung.

Liese, 40, rode professionally from 1999 to 2005, and was a stage-race specialist. He was national time trial champion in 2001, and also did well on the track, winning the 1989 world championship in the team pursuit.

Most recently he was Sports Director for the US women's Team Lipton.

"We are convinced, that Thomas Liese brings with him the qualifications to see to it that the BDR not only stays successful in road racing, but that it will also again be among the best in the world in the track endurance," said BRD Vice-President Udo Sprenger. (SW)

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