T-Mobile's Bob Stapleton steps up
Women's team boss to take over new team management
Bob Stapleton and Rolf Aldag take over officially on 31 October.
Bob Stapleton, the entrepreneur behind the set-up of the T-Mobile women's team in the USA, which evolved into the successful T-Mobile Professional Team, which is based in Europe this year, will take over at the helm of the T-Mobile team management it was announced today.
Stapleton and Rolf Aldag (as Director Sportif) will take over from the current management, led by Olaf Ludwig on 31 October. The change has been brought on by a series of factors, according to a team press release. Few can have failed to hear about the controversy surrounding the withdrawal of T-Mobile riders from the (men's) Tour de France. The manner in which this was handled, as well as a lack of confidence in the current management team led the naming sponsors, T-Mobile, to look for alternatives.
Stapleton and Aldag were present at the Tour de France, acting as advisors to the current management team. Stapleton has 22 years of corporate experience, including building the T-Mobile company in the USA and from it, establishing the company which runs the T-Mobile women's team. Aldag was a rider for T-Mobile from 1993 through until 2005.
Want to contact WomensCycling.net?
The WomensCycling.net email address is
To contact the webmaster, the address is :
Type this address into the "To" line of a new email message in your email programme.
The WomensCycling.net email address is displayed as a graphic in order to reduce the amount of 'spam' email received from programmes which 'crawl' the internet for sites with addresses displayed in text and then overwhelm that address with junk, or even forge the address in junk messages that they generate and send to others. Sorry for any inconvenience this approach causes you.
WomensCycling.net 2004, 2005, 2006 ©