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Gerolsteiner day in Nürnberg

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
September 17, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 20:14 BST
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Latest Cycling News for September 17, 2007
Fabian Wegmann

Fabian Wegmann

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It was a Gerolsteiner day in Nürnberg. German national champion Fabian Wegmann of Team Gerolsteiner...

It was a Gerolsteiner day in Nürnberg. German national champion Fabian Wegmann of Team Gerolsteiner took first in Rund um die Nürnberger Altstadt and team-mate Sven Krauss was third, with second place going to Olaf Pollack, a former Gerolsteiner member.

It was only Wegmann's second win of the season, after his victory in the national championships. "Honestly, I had not figured with this. But it just went better and better with every lap of the course," Wegmann said. "Then I put everything into an attack in the last lap and rode with everything I had -- and it worked! That was great!"

Both of the 27 year-old's wins have been in races on German soil -- does this mean he will be a favourite in Stuttgart? "At the Worlds?" he laughed. "Why not? At least I have gained a lot of self-confidence here. And my form is right, as you could see today."

His directeur sportif, Christian Henn, was pleased with the win. "Everything worked out today. We rode well, the whole team, naturally with Fabian at the front."

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