You signed a one year contract with Gerolsteiner. Was that
a problem for you?
Stephan Schreck: No. With T-Mobile/High
Road I also had a one year contract, with Gerolsteiner to. It didn't matter. Because I agreed with Gerolsteiner pretty early,
I didn't even think about other teams.
When will you start your season and which races will follow?
Stephan Schreck: I will start with
the Mallorca Challenge. After that Tour of Algarve and Tirreno-Adriatico. Then Milano-San
Remo, the Belgian one-day races and Paris-Roubaix. Then we'll see what will come next. For the Ardennes classics Gerolsteiner
has good riders. The 8 strongest riders will start. It would be nice if I would be one of them. And then it slowly goes towards
Which role do you think you can handle, especially at the cobblestone races?
Stephan Schreck: For these kind of races the team is relatively young
and very open. We have no winner at this kind of terrain. I hope that I will be able to take my chance. I have learnt
many years from Steffen Wesemann. Now I will have to see how I can implement that. There, I want to ride really good.
In the end the rider with the best legs will be our captain. Of course I hope that will be me. If not I will subordinate.
Where do you still see your eserves?
Stephan Schreck: I rode for 8 years as a domestique with Telekom/T-Mobile.
Now I have to learn again to take responsibility. That is a new pressure situation. When you don't win races you have many
areas where you can grow. I did not win that many races, so there is a lot to do.