Stefan Schumacher had a brilliant weekend: The Gerolsteiner rider, recently victorious in the Eneco Tour of Benelux, won the last two stages of the Tour of Poland and thereby the overall title as well. "I'm just happy, it's a great feeling," he said.
The German team was over the moon with the victory on Sunday, as just two hours before, Robert Förster scored in Spain. "It couldn't have gone better," commented directeur sportif Christian Wegmann. Together with teammate Robert Förster's stage win in the Vuelta, the wins bring Gerolsteiner's total for the year up to 36 victories.
Schumacher attacked in the race finale at an uphill finish, crossing the finish line two seconds ahead of his nearest chasers, Liquigas' Vincenzo Nibali and Cadel Evans (Davitamon). "It's a great feeling when you realize in the last 300 meters that you are going to win," he said. The 25 year-old moved up to seventh on the ProTour rankings, as he also won the Eneco Tour in August . "Stefan is about to become a really great rider," Wegmann added.