29 year-old German Jörg Ludewig (Domina Vacanze) is the latest acquisition for the T-Mobile Team, where he will join new recruits Patrik Sinkewitz, Michael Rogers and Thomas Ziegler in the line-up for 2006.
"For me it is a dream come true," said Ludewig, who signed a two-year contract with the Bonn-based team. "I want to help Steffen Wesemann in his bid to win Paris-Roubaix and I want to ride my fourth Tour de France. Through my effort and performances, I will strive to repay Olaf Ludwig for the trust he is placing in me."
"We are rebuilding the team and the addition of Jörg is another piece in that jigsaw," said team manager Olaf Ludwig. "Jörg is a great team worker, who also possesses an attacking streak. In Jörg Ludewig, we are signing a pro who can pass on his experience to the younger riders in the team. As well as that, he is a rider with the potential to ride his own race and go for it," he said, which Ludewig showed in last weekend's HEW-Cyclassics-Cup.