Source: Langrenn.com and xc-ski.de
Axel Teichmann did not make the German A-team for the upcoming season.
The German selection criteria are tough and firm. There is no room for discretionary choices. One of the World's best skiers was, for that reason, kicked off the team.
The selection criteria for making the A-team were an Olympic medal or top 10 in the overall World Cup.
Teichmann was sick a lot last season and didn’t make the criteria. He is now on the B-team.
There were five men and three women on last year’s A-team. This season there are four women and three men.
Here are the teams:
Bauer Viola (WSC Erzgebirge Oberwiesenthal)
BÃ¶hler Stefanie (SC IBACH)
KÃ¼nzel Claudia (WSC Erzgebirge Oberwiesenthal)
Sachenbacher-Stehle Evi (WSV Reit im Winkl)
Angerer Tobias SC VACHENDORF
Filbrich Jens SV Eintracht Frankenhain
Sommerfeldt RenÃ© WSC Erzgebirge Oberwiesenthal
Fessel Nicole SC 1906 Oberstdorf
Henkel Manuela WSV OBERHOF 05
Zeller Katrin SC OBERSTDORF-RUBIHORN
Bochert Kay WSV SCHMIEDEFELD/RSTG.
GÃ¶ring Franz SC Motor Zella-Mehlis
Reichelt Tom WSC Erzgebirge Oberwiesenthal
Seifert Benjamin TSG BAU HAMMERBRÃœCKE
Teichmann Axel WSV LOBENSTEIN-SEKT. SKI