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Aldag wins at Dortmunder Weihnachtspreis

The soon-to-be-retired Rolf Aldag dominated the 69th Großen Weihnachstpreis Dortmund on Boxing Day. The German team comprising Aldag, Erik Zabel, Guido Fulst and Jan van Eijden won the Omnium der Asse by 70 points to 62 over an international team of Bruno Risi (Switzerland), Barry Forde (Barbados), Danny Stam (Netherlands) and Robert Slippens (Netherlands). Aldag took the overall title by beating Zabel in the Derny race.

In addition, the Stayers World Cup was won by Andreas Beikirch behind pacemaker Dieter Durst, his fifth win in a row, a new record. He was followed by Petr Jörg (Switzerland, with Rene Aebi), Andreas Kappes (Germany, with Christian Dippel), Reinier Honing (Netherlands, with Bruno Walraven), Gerd Dörich (Germany, with Gerd Gessler) and Carsen Podlesch (Germany, with Herlmut Baur).