The past season was a very disappointing one with a bitter end for Fabian Wegmann, but he looked back fondly on his seven "good years" with Team Gerolsteiner and looked forward to helping German cycling come back to life with his new team, Milram.
He said on his website, fabianwegmann.de that he was still disappointed over the "behaviour of my teammates", presumably Stefan Schumacher and Bernhard Kohl, both of whom tested positive during the the Tour de France, and that he found it difficult to accept an apology. "It was simply a very strong blow, that hit us where it hurts."
The 28-year-old also regretted the way his former boss, Gerolsteiner manager Hans-Michael Holczer has been treated. "Hans is a hardliner against doping, and he did a lot against it. And to lump him together with the dopers is simply too bad and not understandable.
"It was simply a very sad conclusion for our Team Gerolsteiner," Wegmann concluded. "There were 10 years of very good sport, where I think everyone worked cleanly, and then two riders come along and destroy everything in the end."(SW)