Doping has claimed another victim, as the organizers of the Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt this week...
Doping has claimed another victim, as the organizers of the Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt this week announced that they were dissolving their organizing committee. The organization had announced in July that the race would not take place in 2008, stating: "Due to the doping disclosures of the last few days and weeks, the provincial government in Mainz has cancelled the governmental funds for the Tour next year."
Now the committee said that it had dissolved its organization in order to save funds, thus canceling all chances of a race the coming year. The apparently last edition of the race was held this past May and was won by T-Mobile Team's Gerald Ciolek. Over the years, the race has been won by such well-known names as Dieter Koslar (1971), Theo de Rooy (1978), Olaf Ludwig (1985 and 1996), Mario Kummer (1987), Christian Henn (1988), Kai Hundertmarck (1990), Cédric Vasseur (1994), Lance Armstrong (1998), Erik Dekker (2001) and Michael Rich (2005).
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