By Susan Westemeyer
If Switzerland is losing a ProTour race, Germany is ready to gain one. After reports that the Züri Metzgete may be cancelled due to financial problems, the organiser of the Rund um den Henninger Turm one-day race in Frankfurt is eager for his event to take its place in the ProTour calendar.
Bernd Moos-Achenbach is preparing to write to the UCI with the suggestion, according to the press agency dpa. "In Germany we have good organisations and a secure race. Why shouldn't we try to get the race in the ProTour? If Zürich isn't going to happen, then they should send the points to Frankfurt."
The UCI-rated 1.HC race is traditionally held on May 1. There are currently two ProTour races in Germany, the Deutschland Tour and the Vattenfall-Cyclassics in Hamburg.