Gerolsteiner riders arrive without bikes and bags

By Susan Westemeyer

Five Gerolsteiner riders flew from Mallorca to Madrid to Pisa on Thursday – but their luggage and bikes didn't. "We had to change plans in Madrid. And everything that was on the plane from Palm somehow got left in Madrid," according to sprinter Robert Förster. He, Thomas Fothen, Matthias Russ, Volker Ordeowski and Carlo Westphal will have to make do Thursday night with what they had in their carry-on baggage.

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