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German women's team announced for Worlds

Hanka Kupfernagel will wear the German colours again

Hanka Kupfernagel will wear the German colours again (Image credit: Casey Gibson)

World Cup winner Judith Arndt will lead the German women's team in the upcoming World Championships in Varese, while World Champion Hanka Kupfernagel will defend her title in the individual time trial.

Arndt, who won Sunday's final World Cup race, Rund um die Nürnberger Altstadt, will be joined by Trixi Worrack, Luise Keller, Angela Hennig, Claudia Häusler and Ina-Yoko Teutenberg. The Germans can send three riders to the time trial, and will be represented there by Kupfernagel, Arndt and Charlotte Becker.

Kupfernagel, 34, had criticized German national trainer Jochen Dornbusch after the Olympics, in which she rode both the road race and the time trial. Kupfernagel said that she was expected "to do all the work" but that younger riders were given preferential treatment.

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