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Spitz to Team GHOST International

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Cycling News
Published:
January 14, 2007, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 19:49 BST
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MTB news & racing round-up for January 14, 2007
Sabine Spitz (Specialized)

Sabine Spitz (Specialized)

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After riding for the American Specialized racing team for the last two years, the eight-time German...

After riding for the American Specialized racing team for the last two years, the eight-time German champion Sabine Spitz returns to her homeland. The Olympic silver medal winner from Athens has signed two-year contract with the German team GHOST International.

"I see great potential to work together and really bring the sport of mountain biking further," commented Spitz.

Team Manager Jörg Scheiderbauer won over Spitz, in part because she lives Black Forest, only one hour from the team's homebase in Offenburg, but furthermore, Jörg Scheiderbauer is the organizer of the UCI World Cup in Offenburg.

"We really wanted to take on a top German rider who has a chance of winning the World Cup here in Offenburg," said Scheiderbauer. We are really excited about working with Sabine." For Spitz, the World Cup in Offenburg is a highlight for the season 2007, along with the World Championships in Scotland; however, her long term goal remains to win a medal at the Olympic Games in Peking in 2008.

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