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Team Milram’s Sponsor to Pull Out after 2010

team milrams sponsor to pull out after 2010   Team Milrams Sponsor to Pull Out after 2010

Team Milram’s sponsor, German dairy company Milram, has said that they are not likely to renew their mutual contract after it expires at the end of 2010. “As things currently stand, a renewal of the contract is not something we’re considering,” said Godja Soennichsen, Milram spokeswoman. One reason could be the doping controversy, which is leading to a decline in cycling interest in Germany. Or, it could be the economy. Or both. Gerry van Gerwen, the team’s chief, says that he will fight to try and find a German sponsor. “Germany is such a big country, and it’s bang in the middle of Europe,” he said. Team Milram will begin the 2010 season with a 24-man roster.

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Tony Martin Named Germany’s 2009 Cyclist of the Year

tony martin named germanys 2009 cyclist of the year   Tony Martin Named Germanys 2009 Cyclist of the Year

German cyclist Tony Martin has been named Germany’s cyclist of the year in 2009, voted by readers of the German cycling federation’s Web site. He just barely beat out his countryman Heinrich Haussler with 18.8 percent of the vote, Haussler having 17.9. 23-year-old Martin, of Columbia-HTC, saw his ProTour debut in 2008, but 2009 was his defining year. He wore the white jersey for best young rider in the Tour de France from stages 3 to 14, and he also won the award for most aggressive rider on that day. He finished his phenomenal season by taking the bronze medal at the World Championships time trial in Mendrisio, Switzerland….

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