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Like father, like son

By:
Shane Stokes in Majorca
Published:
March 29, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:17 BST
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Latest Cycling News for March 29, 2007

Three young members of the Radsportverein Unna, a local German cycling club, have the very best...

Three young members of the Radsportverein Unna, a local German cycling club, have the very best recommendations for success: their dads. The most famous of those dads is Erik Zabel of Team Milram, whose son Rick rides in the U-15 races. The young Zabel won the Bramscher Berg race on Saturday, and on Sunday finished second in the junior race at Köln-Schuld-Frechen.

The oldest of the three is Lucas Liss, who was Germany's most successful junior rider last year, with 38 wins. He rides in the U-17 races. His father, Lucian Liss, was a top amateur road rider in the 1970s. He won the World Championship in the four man team race in 1971, and won Olympic silver in that event with the Polish team in Munich in 1972.

Dennis Lehnert rides in the U-13 races and is the son of Rajmund Lehnert, a longtime member of the German national team. He was runner up in the German nationals and placed third and fifth in the World Championships.

The Unna club is known for its work with young riders, and has twice won the ranking as Germany's most successful cycling club.

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