Hondo still has Tour hopes

Danilo Hondo is currently riding for the third-class team Lamonta, but he still hopes to move on up and be in France in July. "I remain optimistic and still hope to take part in the Tour de France," he said after scoring third place in Rund um den Henninger Turm on Monday.

Hondo was gratified by the reception he got in Frankfurt. "Not too long ago it was 99 percent jeers for me, this time 99 percent of the people cheered me. That was great," he said.

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