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Presslauer takes Austrian 'cross title

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
January 10, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:09 BST
Edition:
Cyclo-cross news & racing roundup for January 10

Team Volksbank took two of the top three places at the Austrian Nationals 'cross championships over...

Team Volksbank took two of the top three places at the Austrian Nationals 'cross championships over the weekend, as Peter Presslauer won the title and Gerrit Glomser finished third. It was "a victory, that we dedicate entirely to Andreas Matzbacher," said team manager Thomas Kofler. Matzbacher died in an auto crash on Christmas Eve.

Presslauer, who only recently signed with the Austrian team, defended his title from last year for his eighth all together. Steady rain made the course more difficult, but the 'cross specialist had not problem with the slippery conditions, finishing nearly two minutes ahead of his nearest rival, Hannes Metzler of Giant Swiss Team.

For Cyclingnews' full coverage of National championship cyclo-cross events, go here.

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