Equipe Nürnberger in weekend races

Equipe Nürnberger will be dividing its troops this weekend, sending one squad to the...

Equipe Nürnberger will be dividing its troops this weekend, sending one squad to the Albstadt-Etappenrennen in Germany and another to France for a World Cup race.

Trixi Worrack, freshly returned from the Olympic Games in Beijing, will look to defend her title from last year in the Albstadt race in southern Germany. The race features a four-kilometre prologue Friday evening, followed by a 90-kilometre stage on Saturday and 84 kilometres on Sunday. Worrack will be supported by Christina and Charlotte Becker, Larissa Kleinmann and Marie Lindberg.

On Sunday, Suzanne de Goede will lead the team in Plouay, France, for the tenth of the season's eleven World Cup races. The dutch rider is currently second overall in the World Cup ranking. She will be backed up by Eva Lutz, Claudia Häusler, Edita Pucinskaite, and Modesta Vzesniauskaite.

The Equipe continues to do without former World Champion Regina Schleicher, who is still recovering from a bad crash in the World Cup in Sweden. However, she is expected to return to racing before the end of the season.(SW)

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