Gerolsteiner team's fate to be known before Tour

The Gerolsteiner team should find out if it will gain a new sponsor for the 2009 season in June, manager Hans-Michael Holczer said on Friday. "We will know what will happen in four to six weeks, in any case before the Tour de France," Holczer said to the German news agency sid.

The company announced it would not extend the sponsorship of the cycling team last September, ending the involvement of the bottled water maker which began in 1998. Holczer has been actively seeking a replacement, and indicated he has two German companies in talks.

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