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Litu Gómez heads to Deutschland Tour with confidence

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Cycling News
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August 27, 2008, 0:00 BST,
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April 20, 2009, 21:47 BST
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Latest Cycling News, August 27, 2008

After a season marked with two serious crashes, Spaniard Ángel Gómez Gómez is looking forward to...

After a season marked with two serious crashes, Spaniard Ángel Gómez Gómez is looking forward to racing the Deutschland Tour with the confidence gained from Monday's GP Plouay. The Scott-American Beef rider will contest in the nine-day German race that starts this Friday in Kitzbühel.

"I have begun to do less hours and greater intensity. ... My sensations are good, even if not 100 percent," 'Litu' noted in a press release.

He crashed brutally into a traffic island during the Ronde Van Vlaanderen. He came back for the Tour de France. However, he crashed on his right hip in stage three and was forced out of the race.

He returned to race the GP Plouay – finishing 63rd at four minutes back – following a month and a half out of competition. "I noted that I do not have the same sensations in my left leg that I do in my right, which was also noted by the masseuse." However, he feels more "symmetrical" in the last days.

"I lacked little to arrive in the first group. I was dropped in the last circuit on the second to the last rise, where the selection was made, but I believe having a better position for the climb would have helped."

The confidence will carry him through the demanding German race. "I feel ready for a good Tour of Germany."

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