By Susan Westemeyer
Björn Schröder has extended his contract with Team Milram for one year. As Cyclingnews previously reported, he signed the deal right after the Vattenfall Cyclassics race in Hamburg on Sunday.
Schröder, 27, last month won the Rothaus Regio Tour, which was, he says, the final impetus for the signing. The win "showed that the team management can count on me. I am very happy that I can wear the Milram colours again in the coming year and will pay back the trust that has been shown in me with a good performance."
Schröder rode for Team Wiesenhof from 2003 to 2005 before joining Milram in 2006. He won stages in the Sachsen Tour in 2004 and 2005, and a stage in the Bayern Tour in 2006. After riding the Tour de France this year for the second time, he used top five finishes in every stage of the Rothaus Regio Tour to take the overall title without a stage win.