"Best man" Korff

There are all kinds of reasons to drop out of a race: injury, illness, exhaustion, even using the race only as training... or because you have to go to your best friend's wedding.

T-Mobile's Andre Korff did not start the fifth stage of the Vuelta a España last week due to "stomach problems", the team said. But German Bild magazine reported on Monday that the rider actually dropped out with the team's permission, so that he could serve as best man at the church wedding of his best friend Jan Ullrich. Ullrich and Sara Steinhauser were married in the St. Nikolaus Church in Lech am Arlberg, Austria, on Saturday.

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