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Maier comments on road course

By Nick Warren in Salzburg

Skiing legend Hermann Maier gave his opinion to Austrian paper Oesterreich on the road race course, saying he "has always found cycling a fascinating sport." A keen cyclist himself, Maier turned out a pretty decent time when he appeared as a guest rider at the Tour de France prologue a few years ago.

Despite the sizeable amount of climbing involved in the race routes, he predicts that the road race "will be decided in a sprint," claiming, "It's not as hard as I thought it would be."

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