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Eisel re-ups with Columbia

By:
Hedwig Kröner
Published:
August 07, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:44 BST
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Latest Cycling News, August 7, 2008

Bernhard Eisel has extended his contract with Team Columbia for two years, through 2010. The...

Bernhard Eisel has extended his contract with Team Columbia for two years, through 2010. The Austrian sprinter talked to other teams but said that the deciding factor was "that I can ride the Classics Paris-Roubaix and the Ronde van Vlaanderen, my main goals for the next two years.

"The second point is that we have a really good team, where everyone helps everyone and everyone understands each other," Eisel said on his website, eisel.com. "And our success shows that we are doing something right: together with the women's team we already have over 100 victories."

The 27 year-old has been participating in the post-Tour criteriums, with the last one Friday evening. After that he will take a two week break "which I desperately need. My back pain from my crashes in the Tour de France has not yet gone away. Next week I will hopefully be able to cure it entirely."

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