Once German, Haussler now Australian champion

When Heinrich Haussler (IAM Cycling) won stage 13 of the 2009 Tour de France, his post-race interview revealed the 'German' with an Australian accent. Born in Australia to a German father and Australian mother, Haussler moved to Germany at the age of 14 with the dream of racing professionally and in 2005 his dream became reality as he signed for Gerolsteiner on a German license and then won the third time trial of the Vuelta a España.

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