NetApp – Endura signs André Schulze and Christian Pömer as new Sports Directors
Team NetApp-Endura has signed André Schulze (GER, 38) and Christian Pömer (AUT, 36) as Sports Directors for the upcoming season. They will complete the team’s leadership with Enrico Poitschke and Alex Sans Vega as well as Team Manager Ralph Denk.
“André Schulze rode for our team in 2012. With three victories, he played a major role in our record for that season. I came to appreciate his professionalism on and off the races and I am convinced that he will take the same approach in performing his tasks as a Sports Director. He will use his knowledge to specifically attend to our young sprinters,” said Ralph Denk, Team Manager of Team NetApp-Endura.
“During the second half of the season this year, Christian Pömer had already started working for us as a Sports Director. In the first race after he joined us we had a win in Zottegem, which shows that Christian immediately got off to a good start with our riders and did a great job integrating into the team. We want to work together to build on that this year,” Denk continued.
André Schulze can look back on a thirteen-year career as a professional cyclist, and most recently he rode for the Spanish WorldTour Team Euskatel-Euskadi. The sprinter has had more than 30 victories, including stage wins in the Tour of Turkey, the Tour of Qinghai Lake and the Bayern Rundfahrt.
Christian Pömer ended his career as a professional cyclist with Team Volksbank in 2007. After studying sports management, the native Austrian returned to cycling in 2011 as a press officer and later as a manager for Team Gourmetfein–Simplon.
Team Management NetApp – Endura 2014 (Stand 7 November 2013):
Team Manager: Ralph Denk
Head Sports Director: Enrico Poitschke
Sports Director: Alex Sans Vega
Sports Director: André Schulze
Sports Director: Christian Pömer