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Helicopter slows Schumacher

Stefan Schumacher was the best Gerolsteiner rider in Saturday's Tour de Suisse prologue, finishing in ninth place, 12 seconds down. But he could have done better if there hadn't been some outside interference.

"During his ride, a helicopter landed next to the course. The resulting wind hit Stefan and he had to take something out," said Directeur Sportif Reimund Dietzen. "But we can still be satisfied. He still finished in the top ten."

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