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Dietel, Häusler and Touffet signs with Cervélo
By Bart Hazen
Date: 12/23/2008
Dietel, Häusler and Touffet signs with Cervélo
Dietel, Häusler and Touffet signs with Cervélo Pro Cycling Test Team

The Cervélo Pro Cycling Test Team is pleased to announce the signing of Sandra Dietel, Claudia Häusler (both from Germany) and Elodie Touffet from France.

Sandra Dietel, native from Lauf (GER) is 25-year-old and will race her first pro-year for the Cervélo Pro Cycling Test Team. The talented and ambitious rider rode in the last two years for the Team Stuttgart and loves when the courses are mountainous. To her biggest successes belong to date the 6th place in the 2008 national mountain championships, the 5th overall rank in the 2008 German Bundesliga competition series as well as the six victories in the season 2008 (including 2 Bavarian championships title).

Claudia Häusler, the second new rider from Germany, is 23-year-old and lives in Wolfratshausen next to Munich. Since years, she is an important German female rider. From 2006-2008 Häusler was a part of the Equipe Nürnberger Versicherungen. The strengths of the talented athlete are stage races and competitions with longer climbs. In 2008, Häusler won a stage, took the third overall rank and claimed victory in the young riders category of the Giro d’Italia. Beside this successes, she finished 11th in the road race of the UCI World Championships in Varese and took several victories as well as podium place in various competitions and stage races.

Elodie Touffet is native from France and moves from Team Gauss, where she was last year under contract, for the new season to the Cervélo Pro Cycling Test Team. The 28-year-old athlete belongs to the experienced riders among the women’s cycling business. To her greatest success belongs the second place in the UCI World Cup race Ronde van Drenthe in the year 2007 as well as the stage victory of the first stage of the 2005 Trophée d’Or Féminin.

„With Sandra Dietel, Claudia Häusler and Elodie Touffet we have found again three great athletes that fit’s exactly to our young team and strength us on the so far vacant positions. With this decision we would like to stress out our goal to the the Number 1 in the women’s cycling,” said Thomas Campana. “The Cervélo Pro Cycling Test Team will start next year as a German professional team and will also take part at the Bundesligarennen. All preparations are done and we are ready for the new cycling season.”

Cervélo Pro Cycling Test Team 2009
Kristin Armstrong (USA)
Carla Ryan (AUS)
Regina Bruins (NED)
Pascale Schnider (SUI)
Lieselot Decroix (BEL)
Patricia Schwager (SUI)
Sandra Dietel (GER)
Christiane Soeder (AUT)
Sarah Düster (GER)
Claudia Häusler (GER)
Elodie Touffet (FRA)
Kirsten Wild (NED)
Emma Pooley (GBR)

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