Gerhard Trampusch has signed with the Viennese Continental Team Swiag-Teka, some three weeks after being let go by the Professional Continental Team Volksbank for not meeting contractual obligations.
Trampusch, a native of Vienna, transferred from Team Wiesenhof to Volksbank this season, but health problems kept him off his bike most of the year.
Assistant Team Manager Roland Wafler said, "I heard of Gerhard's dismissal at the Tour de Hongrie and got directly in contact with him. I have been looking for an Austrian rider with his potential for a long time. I've known Gerhard a long time, even rode with him one season for Bosch eight years ago. Changing teams in the middle of the season was a problem but together with cycling federation general secretary Rudolf Massak we found a solution, so there was no problem with the contract."
Trampusch said, "I am very happy to have this chance with Roland Wafler and Team Swiag Teka, and look confidently ahead to what is coming." His first assignment for his new team will be the Burgenland Rundfahrt, starting next Sunday.