Aldag finishes on a high note

37 year-old Rolf Aldag has finished his career on a high note by winning the 64th Dortmund Six Days, together with partner Erik Zabel. The pair ended with a massive 160 point lead over second placed Bruno Risi/Kurt Betschart after successfully taking a lap from the Swiss pair on the final evening. But things didn't go to plan for Risi, who crashed on both the first and last nights. It was worse for British rider Mark Cavendish, who crashed on the final night and was taken to hospital with a suspected fractured skull.

Aldag has now won the Dortmund Six a total of seven times, including four with Erik Zabel. He has a swag of victories on the road as well, including the German Championship in 2000, a stage in the Tour de Suisse in 1997, stages in the Deutschland tour in 1999 and 2001, second in a stage of the Tour de France in 2003, and a number of top 10 finishes in classics. He turned pro in 1991 with Helvetia, before joining Telekom in 1993, where he remained until the end of his career.

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