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Nürnberger women dominate German climbing title

Equipe Nürnberger dominated the women's mountain title, with Trixi Worrack, Claudia Häusler and Eva Lutz filling the podium. It was Worrack's third such title, following 2002 and 2005.

"That was a decisive performance by our girls," said Nürnberger Directuer Sportif Dennis Sandig. "We dominated the race from the start and won the individual, team and young rider titles. Anything less would have been a major disappointment."

"I am very happy with this title," said Worrack. "We went for the decision early. Because of the heat and the difficult course, it wasn't easy. It is always hard to win against your own team-mates. But we wanted to offer the fans an honest competition and fought it out."

The three winners dominated the 85 km race from the beginning. About five km into the race, at the first climb, the trio broke away and held a lead of up to three minutes. On the final climb, Lutz could no longer hold the pace, leaving Worrack and Häusler to sprint against each other. (SW)