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Musiol learns the hard lesson

By Susan Westemeyer

Daniel Musiol's year in the ProTour was not a happy one. "I learned that cycling is a hard business, in which a lot of people only think of themselves," he told the Lausitzer-Rundschau Online. "It's easy to get lost in the crowd. At the end of the year nobody thanked me for working so much for the team."

The 23 year-old had a one-year contract with German-Italian team Milram, which was not renewed. "I can't fully understand, why the lack of good placements was presented at the end of the year as the argument for not extending my contract," he said. "I think that a year is too little time to observe and judge the development and potential of a young athlete."

Musiol will be riding in 2007 for Team Wiesenhof-Felt. He rode for that team's successor in 2005, but noted that "Except for the main sponsor, it has nothing more in common with the team of 2005." He is looking forward to more possibilities in the smaller team. "We will have a strong team and will try to win as much as we can. One of my biggest goals is to win a race again."

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