Fothen to ride LuK-Challenge

Organisers of the LuK-Challenge two-man time trial (Germany, July 30) have announced that Gerolsteiner's Markus Fothen will take part in this year's edition, paired with team-mate Sebastian Lang. Finishing 12th on general classification, Fothen was one of the best young riders in this year's Giro and was tipped by the Italian press as a rider to watch for the future.

The LuK-Challenge is traditionally a post-Tour festival, but it remains to be seen whether Fothen will bring Tour de France legs to the 74.2km time trial. "Perhaps I will try and help the team for ten days, especially in the team time trial, and then probably drop out," he told Radsport magazine.

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