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Leipig looks to defend climbing title

Tina Leipig hopes to defend her German mountain championship title this weekend, despite her hay fever. The Getränke Hoffmann rider will lead her team in Saturday's race in Berchtesgaden.

"Otherwise, I'm in good shape," she said optimistically. "Naturally I want to defend my title, and as a new team, we especially want to bring a good performance."

She will be supported by teammates Birgit Hollmann, Stefanie Pohl and Virginia Hennig, who won the junior title in 2005.