At the moment, T-Mobile's Steffen Wesemann is riding the Tour of Poland as a German citizen, but on Monday he will turn his German passport in and become a Swiss citizen. He noted that he has lived in Switzerland for 10 years and that his wife and two daughters are Swiss citizens. "I see my professional future there, too," Wesemann said. "I want to gather experience in cycling management and advise riders. And it really doesn't matter if I travel to do that with a German passport or a Swiss one." Last but not least, Wesemann has been nominated for the Swiss road race roster in the upcoming World Championships in Madrid next week.
The T-Mobile rider also commented that he was eligible to vote in the German national elections on Sunday, by absentee ballot, but that the decided not to. "It would be unfair to vote for a political system with which I will have nothing to do after Monday," he added.
Courtesy of Susan Westemeyer