T-Mobile is making so many changes in both its women's and men's teams that it has decided to go ahead and hold the first team meetings as early as possible. The men's team will hold their first get-together the coming weekend in Lugano, Switzerland, following the Giro di Lombaria. But before that, the women will hold center stage. The women's team is meeting as of today in Lugano, and will not only get to know the new riders but also the new team management.
The team announced today that former world-class rider Kristy Scrymgeour of Australia will be the new team manager. Scrymgeour is a former Austrialian national criterium and time trial champion and member of the national team. She rode professionally for, among others, the Saturn team. Since then she has worked as a coach and as an international marketing representative for Cyclingnews. The team meeting will also include testing of materiel and clothing, discussion of training plans, a review of the past season, and team-building exercises. A team presentation will be held the end of the week to introduce the new team roster and the management.