By Susan Westemeyer
The ProTour season is over, and Team Milram's riders are all celebrating the off-season in different ways. While Erik Zabel and Niki Terpstra are continuing to ride at the Amsterdam Six-Days, most of their team-mates are heading off on vacation.
Marcel Sieberg is traveling to Egypt and the Red Sea, while Björn Schroeder and family are off to Gran Canaria. Ralf Grabsch is going to Teneriffa, with his wife but without his bike. Martin Müller isn't going abroad, but will visit with family and friends in Cottbus, Germany. Traveling furthest is Sebastian Schweiger, who with bride Marina is honeymooning in Singapore and Thailand.
Christian Knees won't have more than a few days to recover before he starts training again. He has just moved into a new house with his wife Nathalie and infant daughter Fenja. "That was a lot of work. I did a lot ot it myself, painting and so on. And the move and putting everything away," he said on the team's website, team-milram.de. "It was a lot of fun. But I will be happy when it is all finished and I can rest for a few days before I have to start riding again. That will be my vacation."