Schumacher captain for world's; extends contract

Stefan Schumacher has extend his contract with Team Gerolsteiner through till 2009, the team has...

Stefan Schumacher has extend his contract with Team Gerolsteiner through till 2009, the team has announced. "Stefan has had a fantastic season," team manager Hans-Michael Holczer noted.

"Nine wins, including two ProTour stage races, two Giro stages and wearing the Giro's leader jersey for two days - and we still don't know everything he's capable of. We're only sure that Gerolsteiner and German cycling will be happy with him for a long time."

Said Schumacher: "It is naturally an honour when an existing contract is extended with such a class team. I have had a lot of success and also a lot of fun with Gerolsteiner. I can develop myself here - but this special hand for young riders has long been a part of the team. I look forward to my next years with the team."

In fact, the 25 year-old has done so well this year, he has been named one of the captains of the team for the world championship road race this Sunday.

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