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Columbia wants TDU win again

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
November 23, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 19:43 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, November 23, 2008
Andre Greipel (Team High Road)

Andre Greipel (Team High Road)

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By Susan Westemeyer Team Columbia wants to win the Tour Down Under again in 2009, "but we'll see...

By Susan Westemeyer

Team Columbia wants to win the Tour Down Under again in 2009, "but we'll see with which rider," defending champion Andre Greipel told Cyclingnews. The German sprinter won four of the race's six stages last year to take the overall title.

He noted that Columbia will send a "very strong team" to the Australian race, and "that is very important."

Greipel, 26, said that he will try to win one stage. "Anything more would be great. The season will just be starting and it would be super to start out with a victory."

Lance Armstrong will make his debut at the race in January. What does Greipel expect from the seven-time Tour de France winner's presence? "It will sure increase the media coverage of the race."

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