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Wegmann returns to racing at GP Jef Scherens

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September 03, 2009, 22:17 BST,
September 04, 2009, 0:17 BST
First Edition Cycling News, Friday, September 4, 2009
Fabian Wegmann (Milram) after Tour de France stage six

Fabian Wegmann (Milram) after Tour de France stage six

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First race for Wegmann since recovering from back injury

Team Milram will make its debut appearance at Belgium's GP Jef Scherens on Sunday, marking the return to competition for Germany's Fabian Wegmann. The team will be led by Dutchman Servais Knaven at the challenging 183.3-kilometre circuit race in Leuven.

"This is a race that ought to be good for our team," said Christian Henn, Team Milram directeur sportif. "Our squad is set up to ride offensively and we hope for a good placing. It is especially an important race for Fabian Wegmann after his long break, since the World Championships at the end of September are his biggest goal."

The 29-year-old Wegmann crashed in the fifth stage of the Dauphiné Libéré and further exasperated the injury during the Tour de France. Wegmann missed the Vattenfall Cyclassics, the GP Ouest-France and selection for the Vuelta a España while he recovered.

The GP Jef Scherens has been carried out since 1963 and riders will face four stiff 'hellingen' [climbs] on each of the circuit's 14.1-kilometre laps.

Team Milram's lineup for the GP Jef Scherens includes Johannes Fröhlinger, Artur Gajek, Servais Knaven, Ronny Scholz, Niki Terpstra, Peter Velits, Fabian Wegmann and Peter Wrolich.

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