T-Mobile hires American manager
T-Mobile will replace manager Olaf Ludwig with American Bob Stapleton in November, shaking up its team in light of cycling's doping scandals, including Tour de France winner Floyd Landis' positive test for a testosterone imbalance. T-Mobile said yesterday that it lacked faith in the present management to deal with scandals rocking the sport. Longtime star Jan Ullrich, the 1997 Tour de France winner, was recently fired after being linked to performance-enhancing drugs. "We have a high degree of responsibly for the sport of cycling after 15 years of being engaged," T-Mobile chairman Rene Obermann said in a statement.