Team Volksbank is excited and proud about its debut in the Tour de Suisse, starting Saturday. "For the first time, an Austrian team will participate in one of the four prominent tours of the UCI ProTour calendar."
The team especially hopes to do well in stages three and four, which go through Austria. "We are well prepared, the riders area ready and know what is coming," said sport director Patrick Vetsch. "We have respect but we are not afraid and we won't hide ourselves."
Gerrit Glomser and Florian Stadler are leading the team, but "there is no team order. Everyone will have their chance to meet their own goals," Stadler said. "A stage win is my dream."
The Volksbank riders heading to Switzerland are Gerrit Glomser, Andreas Matzbacher, Harald Morscher, Josef Benetseder, Mariusz Witecki, Pascal Hungerbühler, Florian Stalder and René Weissinger.