By Susan Westemeyer
OLC, Olaf Ludwig's company which ran T-Mobile in 2006, was located near Aachen, Germany, while the warehouse for the bikes, team vehicles and everything else a team needs were in Gent, Belgium. Now a new management company, Neue Strassen Sport, has brought everything together in a new location in Bonn, Germany, not far from the sponsor's corporate headquarters, according to www.t-mobile-team.com.
Lots of new names are popping up at the new headquarters, too. The new management team of Bob Stapleton and Rolf Aldag has long been known, but changes keep on coming. Andrzej Bek was formerly Sports Director for the T-Mobile women's team, but he is now in charge of the warehouse. "The job is rather different from what I did before," he said. "But it's already fun."
The new headquarters boast of 377 square meters and three stories for offices and storage, as well as covered parking for all of the team's cars and buses. In addition to the new grand headquarters, the team has rented an apartment close by for when visitors or team members arrive from out of town.