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Morscher back in the saddle again

Harald Morscher of Team Volksbank is 35 years old, however, he is not yet ready to pack his bike. He is looking forward to another year on the road for the Austrian Professional Continental team in 2008.

Morscher served last season as an assistant to Team Manager Thomas Kofler, in addition to riding. This coming season he will have an assistant "who will do all those things that take up so much time," allowing him to focus again on his riding. "I will devote myself again to by real job of being a pro cyclist."

He knows that at his age, his time is running out. "That is exactly why I want to give everything one more time, and show what I can do."

He has been with Volksbank since 2004, and is proud of how the team has developed. "We don't have to reach for the stars, but alone through the signing of Olaf Pollack we have taken another step to more professionalism. His experience will help our young riders."

Morscher won the Tour of Austria in 1994 and was National Champion in 2004.