Gerolsteiner's classics captain Davide Rebellin has extended his contract with the team until the end of 2007. The 34 year-old Italian has ridden for the German team since 2002. "I'm very happy that I can say 'at home' for the fifth and sixth year," he said, referring to his length of time spent at the team. "I'm personally and on a sporting level very happy here. This team improves itself from year to year, and we have an outstanding personal harmony. It was just a formality that I would stay with Gerolsteiner."
Team director Christian Henn called Rebellin "one of the consistent top riders in world cycling" who has "contributed to the team's success with his extraordinary reliability. By that I don't just mean his success in the "Ardennes triple" last year, but also his own work for the team. Like, for example, where he has worked here in the Deutschland Tour for Levi Leipheimer and Georg Totschnig. For a rider of his class, that's absolutely remarkable."