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BDR president named to ProTour Council

By Susan Westemeyer

Rudolf Scharping, head of the German cycling federation Bund Deutscher Radfahrer (BDR) has been named to the UCI ProTour Council, the BDR announced on Sunday. "I hope to be able to help solve conflicts between the UCI and certain organisers," the former German defense minister said.

Scharping is the third German member of the Council. Team CSC rider Jens Voigt is the cyclists' representative, and the other German is Michael Hinz, the organiser of the Vattenfall Cyclassics ProTour race in Hamburg. "This is a recognition of German cycling," Scharping noted.

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