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Bundesliga round two

By:
Shane Stokes in Ballinamore
Published:
May 19, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:31 BST
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Latest Cycling News, May 19, 2008

In the second race of the season-long Bundesliga series in Germany, the Continental Milram team...

In the second race of the season-long Bundesliga series in Germany, the Continental Milram team celebrated a success via Erik Mohs, who won the sprint of an 11-man front group ahead of Dominik Nerz (Ista) and John Degenkolb (Thüringer Energie-Team). Mohs took over the yellow jersey as the leader of the Bundesliga.

The decisive move came after 100 kilometres, when Sebastian Hans (Mapei-Heizomat) attacked out of a ten-man leading group. Several riders of the break got reeled in by the peloton, while others jumped out of the bunch, forming the winning break of 11.

After almost 160 kilometres, the group entered the finale together, with a last-minute effort by Hans brought back quickly. "Maybe I should have saved my power for the sprint," Hans was musing if he chose the right tactics. But his team-mate Michael Franzl, back after sickness, managed to get fourth, while Hans ended in eighth.

Franzl is the defending champion in the Bundesliga and lies currently in 12th.

In the teams classification, Ista is ahead of Milram Continental, Thüringer Energie-Team and Mapei-Heizomat.

The next race of the Bundesliga series is on June 1 in Passau, where the German hill championships are taking place.

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