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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. 



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