By Susan Westemeyer
The German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen has honoured Erik Zabel with its Medal of Honour for Sport. Interior Minister Ingo Wolf awarded the Milram Sprinter with the honour during the Dortmund Six Days race. "Erik Zabel is deservedly a role model for many sport enthusiasts," Wolf said. Zabel is a native of Berlin, Germany, but has lived in Unna, Nordrhein-Westfalen, for many years.