Inside the Gerolsteiner TTT

The rules say that five riders have to finish the team time trial, and one assumes that the teams will start with nine riders. One assumes that all nine riders will be at the start....and not left sitting at the hotel, right? Well, sometimes it doesn't work out that way. And apparently even the riders aren't sure who was where.

"In all the excitement we totally forgot three riders," notes Ronny Scholz on his website, According to him, Robert Förster, Paco Wrolich and Sebastian Lang "sat in the car in front of the hotel and waited for someone to come and drive them away. When nobody came, Frösi (Förster) got behind the wheel and drove away."

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