Cyclingheroes: Are you satisfied with the past season?
Markus Ganser: Yes, we have had great successes and we had a lot of fun in the team.
Cyclingheroes: In 2008 the team will start under a new name: Kuota-Senges. Was it difficult to find a new
title sponsor for the team in the current climate in Germany?
Markus Ganser: Basically yes, but we work with Kuota as a co-sponsor very well and successful for a long time now. That
resulted in expending our collaboration.
Cyclingheroes: Luke Roberts returns after three years. What is his role in the team?
Markus Ganser: He and Björn Glasner will have to lead the team.
Cyclingheroes: Björn Glasner and Malaya van Ruitenbeek renewed their contract. Can you say more about the 2008 roster?
Markus Ganser: Bertling, Van Ruitenbeek, (Stefan) Ganser, Glasner, Möhlmann, Maus, Didier, Klessa and trainee Kurth will
stay. New signings are [apart from Luke Roberts] Knauer from the national junior squad and Thom van Dulmen of Rabobank.
More riders will follow in the coming days.
Cyclingheroes: What goals does the team have in 2008?
Markus Ganser: To win as many races as possible and to have fun.
Cyclingheroes: You started at the Ironman at Hawaii. Are you satisfied with your performance at Hawaii?
Markus Ganser: I am very happy that I was able to qualify myself for Hawaii at my first ever triathlon, the ironman Lanzarote.
Hawaii itself was so so. I had two fatigue fractures in my shinbone so I had to struggle with great pain.
Cyclingheroes: Will we see you again at the Ironman Hawaii next year?
Markus Ganser: Who knows?
Cyclingheroes: Markus we wish you and the team all the best for the upcoming season.