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Musiol secures Deutschland mountain title

By:
Gerry McManus
Published:
September 06, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:48 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, September 6, 2008

Daniel Musiol (Team Volksbank-Corratec) has secured the King of the Mountains jersey at the...

Daniel Musiol (Team Volksbank-Corratec) has secured the King of the Mountains jersey at the Deutschland Tour. After the last category three climbs in Friday's seventh stage, the German had 18 points, ahead of Team Columbia duo Thomas Lövkvist with 14 points and Linus Gerdemann on 13 points. With no mountain points in the closing time trial, Musiol has sealed the classification win.

"That is without doubt the best moment of my pro career," the 25 year-old said. "I am not really the best climber in the peloton, but the one with the most points."

Musiol said that he is "happy that the Tour is ending", because it has been hard on him and his team-mates. "We are all at our limit," he said. "The race couldn't be one day longer."

Musiol will, however, continue on to the Vattenfall Cyclassics Sunday in Hamburg. "As the newly crowned mountain king of the Deutschland Tour," he smiled. "I am proud of that."

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