Team Volksbank has signed two Swiss climbers for the coming season, Andreas Dietziker and Elias Schmäh. Both signed one-year contracts with the Austrian Professional Continental team.
Dietziker, 25, comes from Team LPR. This season he won the Giro del Mendrisiotto and a stage of the Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt. "He is a dark horse, who could have his big breakthrough in 2008," said Volksbank manager Thomas Kofler.
Schmäh, 21, is the Swiss U23 road champion. He started his career two years ago with the Swiss Continental Team Hadimec. "Since he is only 164 cm tall, he is an absolute climber who will get his chances and will help riders like Gerrit Glomser in the mountains," Kofler said.