Gerolsteiner (cycling team)

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Gerolsteiner
Team information
UCI code GST
Based  Germany
Founded 1997 (1997)
Disbanded 2008
Discipline Road
Status ProTour
Key personnel
General manager Reimund Dietzen
Team name history
1997–1998
1999–2008
Schauff Oeschelbronn
Gerolsteiner
Gerolsteiner (cycling team) jersey
Jersey

Gerolsteiner (UCI Team Code: GST) was a German road bicycle racing team in the UCI ProTour. It was sponsored by the mineral water company Gerolsteiner Brunnen and Specialized.

The team was founded in 1997 as Schauff Oeschelbronn professional cycling team by team manager Hans-Michael Holczer and sports directors Rolf Gölz and Christian Henn. In 1999 Gerolsteiner who had previously sponsored the Cologne Cycling Team in 1998 became the title sponsors. The contract with Georg Totschnig in 2001 helped make the team enter Division I. In 2003 the team participated in the Tour de France for the first time.

The leader for several seasons was Georg Totschnig, who recorded top 10 finishes in the Tour de France and was an excellent climber. In 2005, Totschnig won stage 14 of the Tour, showing his skill on the 15 km long climb up the Port de Pailhères (2000m at 8.2%). He was overfilled with emotion, after becoming the first Austrian to win a tour stage since Max Bulla in 1931, who won 3 stages.

Team Gerolsteiner riders having a chat with CSC rider Jens Voigt during the 2006 Tour de France

In 2007, with former riders Georg Totschnig (retired) and Levi Leipheimer (left for Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) gone, the team turned to youngsters Markus Fothen and Stefan Schumacher to captain the team in the 2007 Tour de France.

The team announced in September 2007 that Gerolsteiner will not be renewing its sponsorship agreement at the end of the 2008 season.[1] In August 2008 the team confirmed it will dissolve after the 2008 season, after being unable to find a new sponsor.[2]

In October 2008, riders Stefan Schumacher and Bernhard Kohl were tested positive for CERA (continuous erythropoitin receptor activator, a third-generation variant of erythropoietin, aka EPO).[3][4]

Team honors[edit]

Major Results[edit]

1998
1st Hel van het Mergelland, Raymond Meijs
1999
1st  Slovenia National Time Trial, Branko Filip
1st  Germany National Time Trial, Andreas Walzer
2000
1st  Austria National Time Trial, René Haselbacher
1st  Germany National Time Trial, Michael Rich
1st  Norway National Time Trial, Sveln Gaute Holestol
1st Giro del Lago Maggiore, Tobias Steinhauser
1st Tour de la Somme, Michael Rich
1st International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Torsten Schmidt
1st Stage 1a Bayern-Rundfahrt, Sven Teutenberg
1st Stage 1b Bayern-Rundfahrt, Michael Rich
2001
1st  Austria National Time Trial, Georg Totscnhig
1st Overall Jayco Herald Sun Tour, Peter Wrolich
1st Rund um die Nürnberger Altstadt, Olaf Pollack
1st Stage 1a International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Michael Rich
1st Stage 3 Rothaus Regio-Tour International, Saulius Ruskys
1st Stage 4 International Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt, Torsten Schmidt
2002
1st  Austria National Road Race, René Haselbacher
1st  Austria National Time Trial, Georg Totscnhig
1st  Germany National Time Trial, Uwe Peschel
1st Chrono des Herbiers, Michael Rich
1st Groningen-Münster, Olaf Pollack
1st International Hessen Rundfahrt, Uwe Peschel
1st GP Città´ di Camaiore, Davide Rebellin
1st Rund um Köln, Peter Wrolich
1st Overall International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Olaf Pollack
1st Stage 2, Olaf Pollack
1st Stage 3, Olaf Pollack
1st Stage 4b, Michael Rich
1st Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt, Michael Rich
1st Stage 2 Michael Rich
1st Grand Prix des Nations, Uwe Peschel
1st Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt, Ronny Scholz
1st Stage 1, Sebastian Lang
1st Stage 4, Sebastian Lang
1st Stage 2 KBC Driedaagse van De Panne, Saulius Ruskys
1st Stage 4 Deutschland Tour, Michael Rich
1st Stage 3 Tour of Sweden, René Haselbacher
1st Stage 9 Tour of Sweden, Tobias Steinhauser
1st Stage 5 Tour of Denmark, Olaf Pollack
1st Stage 4 Tour du Poitou Charentes et de la Vienne, Michael Rich
2003
1st  Austria National Road Race, Georg Totschnig
1st  Germany National Time Trial, Michael Rich
1st Chrono des Herbiers, Michael Rich
1st Groningen-Münster, Robert Forster
1st GP Città di Rio Saliceto e Correggio, Fabian Wegmann
1st Sachsen-Tour International, Fabian Wegmann
1st Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt, Davide Rebellin
1st Bayern-Rundfahrt, Michael Rich
1st Stage 2, Michael Rich
1st Overall Tour of Denmark, Sebatian Lang
1st Grand Prix des Nations, Michael Rich
1st GP Industria & Commercio di Prato, Davide Rebellin
1st Stage 2 Paris - Nice, Davide Rebellin
1st Stage 1a International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Michael Rich
1st Stage 2 International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Ronny Scholz
1st Stage 5 International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Olaf Pollack
1st Stage 6 International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt U23, Sven Krauss
1st Stage 7 Deutschland Tour, Olad Pollack
1st Stage 2b Rothaus Regio-Tour , Ronny Scholz
1st Stage 1 International Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt, Robert Forster
1st Stage 5 International Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt, René Haselbacher
2004
1st  Austria National Time Trial, Georg Totschnig
1st  Germany National Time Trial, Michael Rich
1st Groningen-Münster, Robert Forster
1st Amstel Gold, Davide Rebellin
1st La Flèche Wallonne, Davide Rebellin
1st Liège - Bastogne - Liège, Davide Rebellin
1st Rund um die Hainleite, Peter Wrolich
1st Tre Valli Varesine, Fabian Wegmann
1st GP Schwarzwald, Markus Fothen
1st Trofeo Melinda, Davide Rebellin
1st Overall International Hessen Rundfahrt, Sebastien Lang
1st Stage 3, Sebastian Land
1st Stage 4, Michael Rich
1st Grand Prix des Nations, Michael Rich
1st G.P. Beghelli, Danilo Hondo
1st Stage 2 Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme, Beat Zberg
1st Stage 1 KBC Driedaagse van De Panne - Koksijde, Danilo Hondo
1st Stage 2 Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco, Beat Zberg
1st Stage 1 International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Danilo Hondo
1st Stage 2 International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Danilo Hondo
1st Stage 4 International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Danilo Hondo
1st Stage 5 International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Danilo Hondo
1st Stage 5 4 Days of Dunkirk, Danilo Hondo
1st Stage 3 Bayern-Rundfahrt, Michael Rich
1st Stage 1 Deutschland Tour, Michael Rich
1st Stage 7 Tour de Suisse, Georg Totschnig
1st Stage 5 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, Danilo Hondo
1st Stage 1 Tour du Poitou Charentes et de la Vienne, Danilo Hondo
1st Stage 4 Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt, Torsten Schmidt
2005
1st  Germany National Time Trial, Michael Rich
1st Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt, Michael Rich
1st GP Schwarzwald, Fabian Wegmann
1st Overall Deutschland Tour, Levi Leipheimer
1st Stage 4, Levi Leipheimer
1st San Francisco Grand Prix, Fabian Wegmann
1st Stuttgart - Strassburg, Michael Muck
1st Rund um die Nürnberger Altstadt, Fabian Wegmann
1st Stage 2 Tour de Georgia, Peter Wrolich
1st Stage 4 International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Robert Forster
1st Stage 2 Ster Elektrotoer, Michael Rich
1st Stage 14 Tour de France, Georg Totschnig
1st Stage 1 Brixia Tour, Davide Rebellin
1st Stage 4 Rothaus Regio-Tour International, Tony Martin
1st Stage 5 Rothaus Regio-Tour International, Sven Krauss
1st Stage 5 International Hessen Rundfahrt, Sebastian Lang
1st Stage 19 Vuelta a España, Heinrich Haussler
1st Stage 5 Tour de Pologne, Fabian Wegmann
1st Stage 3 Circuit Franco-Belge, Frank Hoj
1st Eindhoven Team Time Trial
2006
1st  Germany National Time Trial, Sebatian Lang
1st Trofeo Calvia, David Kopp
1st GP Miguel Indurain, Fabian Wegmann
1st Overall Circuit Cycliste Sarthe - Pays de la Loire, Stefan Schumacher
1st Stage 1, Robert Forster
1st Overall International Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt, René Haselbacher
1st Stage 2, René Haselbacher
1st GP Kanton Aargau, Beat Zberg
1st Overall Critérium du Dauphiné, Levi Leipheimer
1st Stage 1, Fabian Wegmann
1st Trophée des Champions, Johannes Frohlinger
1st Overall Brixia Tour, Davide Rebellin
1st Stage 1, Davide Rebellin
1st City Nacht Rhede, Fabian Wegmann
1st Wiesbauer Rathauskriterium Wien, René Haselbacher
1st Overall ENECO Tour, Stefan Schumacher
1st Prologue, Stefan Schumacher
1st Stage 6, David Kopp
1st Overall Tour de Pologne, Stefan Schumacher
1st Stage 6, Stefan Schumacher
1st Stage 7, Stefan Schumacher
1st Overall International Hessen Rundfahrt, Sebastien Lang
1st Stage 3, Sebastian Lang
1st Giro dell´Emilia, Davide Rebellin
1st Prologue Tour of California, Levi Leipheimer
1st Stage 1 Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia - Costa Calida, Heinrich Haussler
1st Stage 5 Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia - Costa Calida, Heinrich Haussler
1st Stage 7 Paris - Nice, Marcus Zberg
1st Stage 3 Giro d'Italia, Stefan Schumacher
1st Stage 18 Giro d'Italia, Stefan Schumacher
1st Stage 21 Giro d'Italia, Robert Förster
1st Stage 5 Ster Elektrotoer, Robert Förster
1st Stage 4 Sachsen-Tour International, Stefan Schumacher
1st Stage 3 Tour of Denmark, Robert Förster
1st Stage 6 Tour of Denmark, Robert Förster
1st Team Classification, Deutschland Tour
1st Stage 5, Levi Leipheimer
1st Stage 2 Rothaus Regio-Tour International, Matthias Russ
1st Stage 5 Rothaus Regio-Tour International, Torsten Hiekmann
1st Stage 15 Vuelta a España, Robert Förster
1st Stage 2 Circuit Franco-Belge, Heinrich Haussler
1st Stage 4 Circuit Franco-Belge, Heinrich Haussler
2007
1st   Switzerland National Road Race, Beat Zberg
1st  Germany National Road Race, Fabian Wegmann
1st Amstel Gold Race, Stefan Schumacher
1st La Flèche Wallonne, Davide Rebellin
1st GP Buchholz, Fabian Wegmann
1st Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt, Stefan Schumacher
1st Stage 4, Stefan Schumacher
1st Wiedenbrücker Nacht, David Kopp
1st Overall Brixia Tour, Davide Rebellin
1st Stage 1, Davide Rebellin
1st Tour de Nüss, Fabian Wegmann
1st Rund um die Nürnberger Altstadt, Fabian Wegmann
1st Stage 5 Tirreno - Adriatico, Stefan Schumacher
1st Stage 4 Settimana Ciclistica Internazionale, Robert Förster
1st Stage 5 International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Heinrich Haussler
1st Stage 1 Tour de Romanide, Markus Fothen
1st Stage 5 Giro d'Italia, Robert Förster
1st Stage 1 Critérium du Dauphiné, Heinrich Haussler
1st Stage 1 Deutschland Tour, Robert Förster
1st Stage 1 Tour de l´Ain, Beat Zberg
1st Stage 3 Tour de Pologne, David Kopp
2008
1st   Switzerland National Road Race, Markus Zberg
1st  Germany National Road Race, Fabian Wegmann
1st Tour du Haut Var, Davide Rebellin
1st Overall Paris - Nice, Davide Rebellin
1st GP Miguel Indurain, Fabian Wgmann
1st GP Schwarzwald, Mathias Frank
1st Dutch Food Valley Classic, Robert Förster
1st City Nacht Rhede, Ronny Scholz
1st Peperbus Profspektakel Zwolle, Bernhard Kohl
1st Stage 1 Volta ao Algarve, Robert Förster
1st Stage 3 Volta ao Algarve, Robert Förster
1st Stage 4 Tour de Romandie, Francesco de Bonis
1st Stage 4 Bayern-Rundfahrt, Stefan Schumacher
1st Stage 5 Bayern-Rundfahrt, Heinrich Haussler
1st Stage 5 Tour de Suisse, Markus Fothen
1st Stage 4 Tour de France, Stefan Schumacher
1st Stage 20 Tour de France, Stefan Schumacher
1st Stage 5 Rothaus Regio-Tour International, Markus Fothen
1st Stage 5 ENECO Tour, Carlo Westphal
1st Stage 7 Tour de Pologne, Robert Förster

National Champions[edit]

1999
1st MaillotEslovenia.PNG Slovenia National Time Trial, Branko Filip
1st MaillotAlemania.PNG Germany National Time Trial, Andreas Walzer
2000
1st MaillotAustria.PNG Austria National Time Trial, René Haselbacher
1st MaillotAlemania.PNG Germany National Time Trial, Michael Rich
1st MaillotNoruega.PNG National Time Trial, Sveln Gaute Holestol
2001
1st MaillotAustria.PNG Austria National Time Trial, Georg Totscnhig
2002
1st MaillotAustria.PNG Austria National Road Race, René Haselbacher
1st MaillotAustria.PNG Austria National Time Trial, Georg Totscnhig
1st MaillotAlemania.PNG Germany National Time Trial, Uwe Peschel
2003
1st MaillotAustria.PNG Austria National Road Race, Georg Totschnig
1st MaillotAlemania.PNG Germany National Time Trial, Michael Rich
2004
1st MaillotAustria.PNG Austria National Time Trial, Georg Totschnig
1st MaillotAlemania.PNG Germany National Time Trial, Michael Rich
2005
1st MaillotAlemania.PNG Germany National Time Trial, Michael Rich
2006
1st MaillotAlemania.PNG Germany National Time Trial, Sebatian Lang
2007
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland National Road Race, Beat Zberg
1st MaillotAlemania.PNG Germany National Road Race, Fabian Wegmann
2008
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG Switzerland National Road Race, Markus Zberg
1st MaillotAlemania.PNG Germany National Road Race, Fabian Wegmann

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gerolstiener terminates financial support, 2007-09-02, retrieved 2008-07-31 
  2. ^ "Team Gerolsteiner to dissolve at year-end". cyclingnews.com. 2008-08-28. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  3. ^ "Piepoli and Schumacher Tour de France samples positive for CERA". cyclingnews.com. 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  4. ^ "Kohl positive confirmed". cyclingnews.com. 2008-10-14. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 

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