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Zabel out for 7th Green jersey

By:
Cycling News
Published:
June 26, 2006, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:18 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for June 26, 2006
Race:
Tour de France

In the absence of Alessandro Petacchi, Erik Zabel will be the sole leader of Team Milram in the...

In the absence of Alessandro Petacchi, Erik Zabel will be the sole leader of Team Milram in the upcoming Tour de France. The 35 year-old will be joined by teammates Marco Velo, Fabio Sacchi, Mirko Celestino, Marco Velo, Maxim Iglinsky, Andrei Grivko, as well as fellow Germans Ralf Grabsch, Christian Knees and Bjorn Schröder.

"It's our goal to battle it out for the green jersey," said Zabel, who already won the jersey of best sprinter six times in the past. It will be his 12th Tour de France.

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