Day 1 Riders Diary Tilo Schüler and Philipp Mamos: "We are looking forward to the coming days."

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21.01.2008/ German riders Philipp Mamos and Til Schüler will publish a riders diary at our website during the 2008 Tour de San Luis. The riders of the German Sparkasse squad will report regularly from Argentina. Today day 1: "We are looking forward to the coming days."

Tilo Schüler (©

Hello friends of cycling. We (Tilo Schüler & Philipp Mamos) publish a riders diary from about the events during the Tour de San Luis (22.01 - 27.01.2008).

We are riding for Team Sparkasse [German continental team, editor] and the line-up for our team is:

Rob Ruijg, Tilo Schüler, Lars Wackernagel, Andreas Schillinger, Stefan Cohnen, Philipp Mamos and sports director Erik Weisspfennig.

On our journey with unplanned overnight stayings in Madrid and Buenos Aires we finally arrived San Luis after three days of travelling. We were rewarded with beautiful weather and a superb hotel. Because our bikes were on tour from Buenos-Aires to San Luis by truck, we had no other choice than to sit down in the next bar and cope with the consequences of our three day long trip.

Because of the heat (30-35 degrees celsius) we trained in the following three days (until the start of the Tour de San Luis)  in the afternoon, so we did not have to ride in the midday sun, in order not get barbequed like a Argentine steak. Although we had a lack of knowledge about the place were we are, we completed the 3 - 4 hours training with ease. The San Luis region offers great training possibilities: from flat to mountainous through sunflower fields and around big lakes. It lacks nothing. The peole, old and young, were very enthusiastic about our team which we noticed because they were cheering loudly and blew their horns.

Today we were surprised again by a well organised and well visited team presentation (In Europe you don't experience that often).  It was great and we are looking forward to the coming days. For us there is no way back anymore. So the early season will start with a prologue. The boys of our team are highly motivated amd have to compete against 194 riders. Among them are the Schleck brothers of Team CSC and other top teams.

Adios Amigos

Tilo und Philipp

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Philipp Mamos
Birthdate: December 6, 1982
Residence: Braunschweig & Bonn (Germany)
Heigth: 1.85 mtr.
Weight: 67 kg.
2003 - 2005 Team Lamonta
2006           Heinz von Heiden (from 08.06)
2007 -    ?   Team Sparkasse
Tilo Schüler
Birthdate: April 12, 1980
Place of birth: Leipzig (Germany)
Residence: Leipzig (Germany)
Height: 1.78 mtr.
Weight: 67 kg.
2003 -      Rose Versand - Merlin Logistic
2004 -      BH
2005 -      Comnet - Senges
2006 -      Continetal Team Milram (until June 25)
2006 -  ?   Team Sparkasse  (from June 26, 2006)
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