Gerolsteiner (cycling team)

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Gerolsteiner
Henninger Turm-2005-GEROLSTEINER.jpg
The squad of the 2005 Rund um den Henninger-Turm
Team information
UCI code GST
Registered 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.

History[edit]

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 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]

Major wins[edit]

1998
Hel van het Mergelland, Raymond Meijs
1999
 Slovenia National Time Trial, Branko Filip
 Germany National Time Trial, Andreas Walzer
Stage 5 Bayern-Rundfahrt, Scott McGrory
Points Classification Bayern-Rundfahrt Scott McGrory
2000
 Austria National Time Trial, René Haselbacher
 Germany National Time Trial, Michael Rich
 Norway National Time Trial, Sveln Gaute Holestol
Giro del Lago Maggiore, Tobias Steinhauser
Tour de la Somme, Michael Rich
International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Torsten Schmidt
Stage 1a Bayern-Rundfahrt, Sven Teutenberg
Stage 1b Bayern-Rundfahrt, Michael Rich
Gold medal.svg Madison Cycling at the 2000 Summer Olympics, Scott McGrory
2001
 Austria National Time Trial, Georg Totscnhig
Overall Jayco Herald Sun Tour, Peter Wrolich
Rund um die Nürnberger Altstadt, Olaf Pollack
Stage 1a International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Michael Rich
Stage 3 Rothaus Regio-Tour International, Saulius Ruskys
Stage 4 International Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt, Torsten Schmidt
2002
 Austria National Road Race, René Haselbacher
 Austria National Time Trial, Georg Totscnhig
 Germany National Time Trial, Uwe Peschel
Chrono des Herbiers, Michael Rich
Groningen-Münster, Olaf Pollack
International Hessen Rundfahrt, Uwe Peschel
GP Città´ di Camaiore, Davide Rebellin
Rund um Köln, Peter Wrolich
Overall International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Olaf Pollack
Stage 2, Olaf Pollack
Stage 3, Olaf Pollack
Stage 4b, Michael Rich
Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt, Michael Rich
Stage 2 Michael Rich
Grand Prix des Nations, Uwe Peschel
Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt, Ronny Scholz
Stage 1, Sebastian Lang
Stage 4, Sebastian Lang
Stage 2 KBC Driedaagse van De Panne, Saulius Ruskys
Stage 4 Deutschland Tour, Michael Rich
Stage 3 Tour of Sweden, René Haselbacher
Stage 9 Tour of Sweden, Tobias Steinhauser
Stage 5 Tour of Denmark, Olaf Pollack
Stage 4 Tour du Poitou Charentes et de la Vienne, Michael Rich
2003
 Austria National Road Race, Georg Totschnig
 Germany National Time Trial, Michael Rich
Chrono des Herbiers, Michael Rich
Groningen-Münster, Robert Forster
GP Città di Rio Saliceto e Correggio, Fabian Wegmann
Sachsen-Tour International, Fabian Wegmann
Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt, Davide Rebellin
Bayern-Rundfahrt, Michael Rich
Stage 2, Michael Rich
Overall Tour of Denmark, Sebatian Lang
Grand Prix des Nations, Michael Rich
GP Industria & Commercio di Prato, Davide Rebellin
Stage 2 Paris - Nice, Davide Rebellin
Stage 1a International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Michael Rich
Stage 2 International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Ronny Scholz
Stage 5 International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Olaf Pollack
Stage 6 International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt U23, Sven Krauss
Stage 7 Deutschland Tour, Olad Pollack
Stage 2b Rothaus Regio-Tour , Ronny Scholz
Stage 1 International Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt, Robert Forster
Stage 5 International Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt, René Haselbacher
2004
 Austria National Time Trial, Georg Totschnig
 Germany National Time Trial, Michael Rich
Groningen-Münster, Robert Forster
Amstel Gold, Davide Rebellin
La Flèche Wallonne, Davide Rebellin
Liège - Bastogne - Liège, Davide Rebellin
Rund um die Hainleite, Peter Wrolich
Tre Valli Varesine, Fabian Wegmann
GP Schwarzwald, Markus Fothen
Trofeo Melinda, Davide Rebellin
Overall International Hessen Rundfahrt, Sebastien Lang
Stage 3, Sebastian Land
Stage 4, Michael Rich
Grand Prix des Nations, Michael Rich
G.P. Beghelli, Danilo Hondo
Stage 2 Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme, Beat Zberg
Stage 1 KBC Driedaagse van De Panne - Koksijde, Danilo Hondo
Stage 2 Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco, Beat Zberg
Stage 1 International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Danilo Hondo
Stage 2 International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Danilo Hondo
Stage 4 International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Danilo Hondo
Stage 5 International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Danilo Hondo
Stage 5 4 Days of Dunkirk, Danilo Hondo
Stage 3 Bayern-Rundfahrt, Michael Rich
Stage 1 Deutschland Tour, Michael Rich
Stage 7 Tour de Suisse, Georg Totschnig
Stage 5 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, Danilo Hondo
Stage 1 Tour du Poitou Charentes et de la Vienne, Danilo Hondo
Stage 4 Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt, Torsten Schmidt
2005
 Germany National Time Trial, Michael Rich
Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt, Michael Rich
GP Schwarzwald, Fabian Wegmann
Overall Deutschland Tour, Levi Leipheimer
Stage 4, Levi Leipheimer
San Francisco Grand Prix, Fabian Wegmann
Stuttgart - Strassburg, Michael Muck
Rund um die Nürnberger Altstadt, Fabian Wegmann
Stage 2 Tour de Georgia, Peter Wrolich
Stage 4 International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Robert Forster
Stage 2 Ster Elektrotoer, Michael Rich
Stage 14 Tour de France, Georg Totschnig
Stage 1 Brixia Tour, Davide Rebellin
Stage 4 Rothaus Regio-Tour International, Tony Martin
Stage 5 Rothaus Regio-Tour International, Sven Krauss
Stage 5 International Hessen Rundfahrt, Sebastian Lang
Stage 19 Vuelta a España, Heinrich Haussler
Stage 5 Tour de Pologne, Fabian Wegmann
Stage 3 Circuit Franco-Belge, Frank Hoj
Eindhoven Team Time Trial
2006
 Germany National Time Trial, Sebatian Lang
Trofeo Calvia, David Kopp
GP Miguel Indurain, Fabian Wegmann
Overall Circuit Cycliste Sarthe - Pays de la Loire, Stefan Schumacher
Stage 1, Robert Forster
Overall International Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt, René Haselbacher
Stage 2, René Haselbacher
GP Kanton Aargau, Beat Zberg
Overall Critérium du Dauphiné, Levi Leipheimer
Stage 1, Fabian Wegmann
Trophée des Champions, Johannes Frohlinger
Overall Brixia Tour, Davide Rebellin
Stage 1, Davide Rebellin
City Nacht Rhede, Fabian Wegmann
Wiesbauer Rathauskriterium Wien, René Haselbacher
Overall ENECO Tour, Stefan Schumacher
Prologue, Stefan Schumacher
Stage 6, David Kopp
Overall Tour de Pologne, Stefan Schumacher
Stage 6, Stefan Schumacher
Stage 7, Stefan Schumacher
Overall International Hessen Rundfahrt, Sebastien Lang
Stage 3, Sebastian Lang
Giro dell´Emilia, Davide Rebellin
Prologue Tour of California, Levi Leipheimer
Stage 1 Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia - Costa Calida, Heinrich Haussler
Stage 5 Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia - Costa Calida, Heinrich Haussler
Stage 7 Paris - Nice, Marcus Zberg
Stage 3 Giro d'Italia, Stefan Schumacher
Stage 18 Giro d'Italia, Stefan Schumacher
Stage 21 Giro d'Italia, Robert Förster
Stage 5 Ster Elektrotoer, Robert Förster
Stage 4 Sachsen-Tour International, Stefan Schumacher
Stage 3 Tour of Denmark, Robert Förster
Stage 6 Tour of Denmark, Robert Förster
Team Classification, Deutschland Tour
Stage 5, Levi Leipheimer
Stage 2 Rothaus Regio-Tour International, Matthias Russ
Stage 5 Rothaus Regio-Tour International, Torsten Hiekmann
Stage 15 Vuelta a España, Robert Förster
Stage 2 Circuit Franco-Belge, Heinrich Haussler
Stage 4 Circuit Franco-Belge, Heinrich Haussler
Team classification, 2006 Deutschland Tour
2007
  Switzerland National Road Race, Beat Zberg
 Germany National Road Race, Fabian Wegmann
Amstel Gold Race, Stefan Schumacher
La Flèche Wallonne, Davide Rebellin
GP Buchholz, Fabian Wegmann
Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt, Stefan Schumacher
Stage 4, Stefan Schumacher
Wiedenbrücker Nacht, David Kopp
Overall Brixia Tour, Davide Rebellin
Stage 1, Davide Rebellin
Tour de Nüss, Fabian Wegmann
Rund um die Nürnberger Altstadt, Fabian Wegmann
Stage 5 Tirreno - Adriatico, Stefan Schumacher
Stage 4 Settimana Ciclistica Internazionale, Robert Förster
Stage 5 International Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt, Heinrich Haussler
Stage 1 Tour de Romanide, Markus Fothen
Stage 5 Giro d'Italia, Robert Förster
Stage 1 Critérium du Dauphiné, Heinrich Haussler
Stage 1 Deutschland Tour, Robert Förster
Stage 1 Tour de l´Ain, Beat Zberg
Stage 3 Tour de Pologne, David Kopp
2008
  Switzerland National Road Race, Markus Zberg
 Germany National Road Race, Fabian Wegmann
Tour du Haut Var, Davide Rebellin
Overall Paris - Nice, Davide Rebellin
GP Miguel Indurain, Fabian Wgmann
GP Schwarzwald, Mathias Frank
Dutch Food Valley Classic, Robert Förster
City Nacht Rhede, Ronny Scholz
Peperbus Profspektakel Zwolle, Bernhard Kohl
Stage 1 Volta ao Algarve, Robert Förster
Stage 3 Volta ao Algarve, Robert Förster
Stage 4 Tour de Romandie, Francesco De Bonis
Stage 4 Bayern-Rundfahrt, Stefan Schumacher
Stage 5 Bayern-Rundfahrt, Heinrich Haussler
Stage 5 Tour de Suisse, Markus Fothen
Stage 4 Tour de France, Stefan Schumacher
Stage 20 Tour de France, Stefan Schumacher
Stage 5 Rothaus Regio-Tour International, Markus Fothen
Stage 5 ENECO Tour, Carlo Westphal
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, archived from the original on 2008-07-30, 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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