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Schumacher captain for world's; extends contract

Stefan Schumacher has extend his contract with Team Gerolsteiner through till 2009, the team has announced. "Stefan has had a fantastic season," team manager Hans-Michael Holczer noted.

"Nine wins, including two ProTour stage races, two Giro stages and wearing the Giro's leader jersey for two days - and we still don't know everything he's capable of. We're only sure that Gerolsteiner and German cycling will be happy with him for a long time."

Said Schumacher: "It is naturally an honour when an existing contract is extended with such a class team. I have had a lot of success and also a lot of fun with Gerolsteiner. I can develop myself here - but this special hand for young riders has long been a part of the team. I look forward to my next years with the team."

In fact, the 25 year-old has done so well this year, he has been named one of the captains of the team for the world championship road race this Sunday.

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