Team Gerolsteiner is going into the Sachsen Tour International (July 19-23) with good hopes. "We have a good line-up and can surely hope for one or more successes," said directeur sportif Christian Wegmann. Not that he is ruling out a chance for overall success. "When we have a chance there, then of course will take it."
Wegmann thinks he has all his bases covered, with the team he will be directing in the German race. Giro stage winner Robert Förster for the sprints, Frank Hoj for breakaways, and Torsten Hiekmann and Giro stage winner Stefan Schumacher for the mountain stages. And while Wegmann notes, "All the guys are coming back from a racing break," he remains optimistic. "I think that especially Schumi will be fully motivated after this time without racing and will be very ambitious."
In addition, the team will have time trial expert Michael Rich. "Micheal is always good for a top placing in a time trial. And he will surely use his chance."
Gerolsteiner for the Sachsen Tour International: Robert Förster, Thomas Fothen, Torsten Hiekmann, Frank Hoj, Volker Ordowski, Michael Rich, Matthias Russ, and Stefan Schumacher.