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Dornbusch leaves national women's team for Equipe Nürnberger

Jochen Dornbusch will leave his position as coach of the German national women's team and move to the women's Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung as sports director, it was announced this week. He will replace Jens Zemke, who is leaving the team after seven years.

Dornbusch, 51, has demonstrated "excellent experience with women's cycling. We are sure that the Equipe will be able to repeat its major successes from the past," said Equipe manager Herbert Oppelt.

"In my role as national coach I have been able to experience ten successful years. With the exception of Olympic gold, we have won everything there is to win in women's cycling. So it was just time to look for a new challenge," Dornbusch said.

Among his successes as national coach were three world championship titles: Judith Arndt (road, 2004), Regina Schleicher (road, 2005) and Hanka Kupfernagel (time trial, 2007).(SW)