Team Wiesenhof-Felt

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The Wiesenhof-Akud team at the Sparkassen Giro in Bochum 2006
The Wiesenhof-Akud team at Rund um den Henninger-Turm 2006 in the jerseys of the junior team

The Wiesenhof-Felt team was a German cycling team led by former professional cyclists Raphael Schweda and Jens Heppner .


The team was founded in 2006 and emerged from the merger of Team Akud Arnolds Sicherheit and Team Wiesenhof . Team operator was Cycling Sport GmbH, which previously ran Team Wiesenhof, Schweda and most of the sporting management came from Team Akud Arnold's Sicherheit. At the end of 2006 Akud got out as a sponsor. The wheel manufacturer Felt followed as a new co- and name sponsor.

The Wiesenhof-Felt team was the only German Professional Continental Team and in 2006 was able to take part in the German races Vattenfall-Cyclassics and Deutschland Tour, which are part of the UCI ProTour . In 2007 the team was invited to the two German ProTour races. In addition, she received wildcards for Gent – ​​Wevelgem , Amstel Gold Race , the Tour of Flanders and Paris – Roubaix for the 2007 season .

At the end of 2007, the Wiesenhof company ceased its involvement in professional cycling. The reason given was "the current framework conditions and developments in professional cycling" - the doping scandals Fuentes and Telekom at the time . Since no new sponsor was found, the team was disbanded in late 2007.

2007 season


Olaf Pollack took the season's first win at Critérium International when he won the first stage. Shortly afterwards, Steffen Wesemann was able to set a small exclamation mark with a 16th place in the Tour of Flanders, which is part of the UCI ProTour . At Paris-Roubaix , the "Queen of the one-day classics", he was able to improve. In the toughest one-day race in the world, he was one of the assets and made it to the podium with his third place.

date run driver
March 31 FranceFrance1st stage Critérium International GermanyGermany Olaf Pollack
17th of May GermanyGermany2nd stage Rhineland-Palatinate tour GermanyGermany Steffen Radochla
30th May GermanyGermany1st stage Bavaria Tour GermanyGermany André Schulze
June 13th NetherlandsNetherlands Veenendaal-Veenendaal GermanyGermany Steffen Radochla
15th of July China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China2nd stage Tour of Qinghai Lake GermanyGermany André Schulze
17th July China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China4th stage Tour of Qinghai Lake GermanyGermany Jörg Ludewig
16th September FranceFrance Grand Prix de Fourmies SlovakiaSlovakia Peter Velits


Service car from Wiesenhof-Felt on the 2007 Bavaria Tour
driver Date of birth country Team 2008
Artur Gajek April 18, 1985 GermanyGermany Germany Team Milram
Bas Giling 04th November 1982 NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands Cycle Collstrop
Christian life 0April 6, 1985 GermanyGermany Germany Team 3C group Lamonta
Jörg Ludewig 0September 9, 1975 GermanyGermany Germany End of career
Daniel Musiol March 27, 1983 GermanyGermany Germany Volksbank team
Felix Odebrecht September 15, 1984 GermanyGermany Germany Atlas Romer's home bakery
Olaf Pollack 20th September 1973 GermanyGermany Germany Volksbank team
Steffen Radochla October 19, 1978 GermanyGermany Germany Elk House-Simplon
Robert Retschke 17th December 1980 GermanyGermany Germany Team Mapei Heizomath
Torsten Schmidt February 18, 1972 GermanyGermany Germany End of career
André Schulze November 21, 1974 GermanyGermany Germany PSK whirlpool
Stefan van Dijk 22nd January 1976 NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands Mitsubishi Jartazi
Martin Velits February 21, 1985 SlovakiaSlovakia Slovakia Team Milram
Peter Velits February 21, 1985 SlovakiaSlovakia Slovakia Team Milram
Robert Wagner April 17, 1983 GermanyGermany Germany Skil-Shimano
Steffen Wesemann March 11, 1971 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland Cycle Collstrop

Placements in UCI rankings

UCI Africa Tour

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2006 6th
2007 18th

UCI Asia Tour

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2007 14th

UCI Europe Tour

season Team ranking Driver ranking
2006 9.
2007 4th NetherlandsNetherlands Stefan van Dijk (4th)

Individual evidence

  1. of January 25, 2006: Interview with sports director of Wiesenhof-Akud Heppner: We want to go into the ProTour!
  2. of September 2, 2005: New bike team with Heppner and Wüst
  3. cf. UCI ranking archive , accessed July 2, 2014.
  4. of May 24, 2007: Sponsor Wiesenhof leaves at the end of the season

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