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Pollack amazed with Madison

Olaf Pollack on his way to silver with Roger Kluge

Olaf Pollack on his way to silver with Roger Kluge (Image credit: Nick Rosenthal)

By Susan Westemeyer

Olaf Pollack of Team Volksbank took a silver medal in the men's Madison for Germany on Saturday at the World Track Championships in Manchester, England. "[It's] unbelievable that we were able to finish second in this chaotic race," he said. "It was fast and hard to know what was going on. Total craziness, or as the British say, 'it's amazing.'" Pollack and Roger Kluge finished behind Britain's Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins.

Thomas Kofler, manager of the Austrian Professional Continental team, said, "Olaf worked hard for this World Championships. That is the payoff for his uncompromising preparations, and I am happy that he was able to turn his freedom with the team into a silver medal and so justify it. Now his whole concentration will be on the road again."

Pollack will ride the Driedaagse van De Panne and then take a break before preparing for the Tour de Suisse and the Österreich Rundfahrt.

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