Gerolsteiner (UCI group code: GST) was a German street bike dashing group in the UCI ProTour. It was supported by the mineral water organization Gerolsteiner Brunnen and Specialized.
The group was established in 1997 as Schauff Oeschelbronn’s expert cycling crew by group supervisor Hans-Michael Holczer and sports chiefs Rolf Gölz and Christian Henn. In 1999 Gerolsteiner who had recently supported the Cologne Cycling Team in 1998 turned into the title supports. The agreement with Georg Totschnig in 2001 helped cause the group to enter Division I. In 2003 the group partook in the Tour de France unexpectedly.
The pioneer for a few seasons was Georg Totschnig, who recorded the top 10 completions in the Tour de France and was a great climber. In 2005, Totschnig won stage 14 of the Tour, indicating his ability on the 15 km long move up the Port de Pailhères (2000m at 8.2%). He was packed with feeling, in the wake of turning into the main Austrian to win a visiting stage since Max Bulla in 1931, who won 3 phases.
1998 – 2002 The Formation Of The Empire
Group Gerolsteiner accomplished an aggregate of 250 triumphs during the ten years of its dominance. The group, which from the start was overseen by Dieter Koslar, developed from the cycling club PSV Cologne in 1998. In 1999 Gerolsteiner had Hans-Michael Holczer assume control over the donning the executives. Group Gerolsteiner’s staff was totally supplanted.
Targets were driven. The group was to set up itself among the best in German cycling sports inside four years. Things went shockingly better than anticipated. The group was at that point among the main ten expert cycling crews on the planet by 2002, winning a sum of 33 season triumphs and partaking in the Giro d’Italia. This progression to top-club status amounted to nothing not as much as the capability for the Tour de France.
2002 – 2005 Tour de France
During its Tour de France debut in 2003, the group initially needed to do a touch of learning the most difficult way possible. However, just a year later the riders effectively stood their ground: Davide Rebellin was the first historically speaking rider to win each of the three of the troublesome Ardennes works of art Amstel Gold Race, Flèche Wallone and Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Fabian Wegmann was the principal German rider to seize the mountain shirt during the Giro d’Italia. Furthermore, the whole group conveyed a most persuasive group execution during the Tour de France.
With the main Tour de France stage triumph just as first and third position in the Tour of Germany in 2005
2005 – 2008 Success And Ending
In 2008 Team Gerolsteiner was not just ready to add further triumphs to its CV – among them the protection of the German Championship title by Fabian Wegmann and Davide Rebellin’s silver decoration in the Olympic Summer Games – Team interchanges additionally had a genuine feature coming up: Gerolsteiner built up another sort of TV design with its “ongoing spots”.
Cycling sports supporting transformed Gerolsteiner into something one could insight. It hence supported in making a passionate meaning of the brand. The prominence of Gerolsteiner was brought up in Germany, and the mineral water from the Volcanic Eifel figured out how to accomplish a more prominent globally because of cycling sports.v