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Ride am Rhein

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Erik Zabel, Sven Teutenberg and Jens Voigt

Erik Zabel, Sven Teutenberg and Jens Voigt (Image credit: Daniel Simms)
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Erik Zabel, Sven Teutenberg and Jens Voigt at the start of Ride am Rhein

Erik Zabel, Sven Teutenberg and Jens Voigt at the start of Ride am Rhein (Image credit: Cyclingnews.com)
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Erik Zabel signs autographs for young fans

Erik Zabel signs autographs for young fans (Image credit: Cyclingnews.com)
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Jens Voigt was surrounded by his fans all morning

Jens Voigt was surrounded by his fans all morning (Image credit: Cyclingnews.com)
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Monique Van de Vorst in her World Champion's rainbow jersey

Monique Van de Vorst in her World Champion's rainbow jersey (Image credit: Cyclingnews.com)
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Jens Voigt and Ina Teutenberg before the start

Jens Voigt and Ina Teutenberg before the start (Image credit: Cyclingnews.com)
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Some cool kids lined up for the charity ride

Some cool kids lined up for the charity ride (Image credit: Cyclingnews.com)
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Ride am Rhein startline in Dusseldorf

Ride am Rhein startline in Dusseldorf (Image credit: Cyclingnews.com)
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Sven Teutenberg interviews Jens Voigt

Sven Teutenberg interviews Jens Voigt (Image credit: Cyclingnews.com)
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The town of Dusseldorf supported the event

The town of Dusseldorf supported the event (Image credit: Cyclingnews.com)
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Sven Teutenberg interviews his niece Lin

Sven Teutenberg interviews his niece Lin (Image credit: Cyclingnews.com)
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Four year old Tim Teutenberg lined up in the rain

Four year old Tim Teutenberg lined up in the rain (Image credit: Cyclingnews.com)
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The big stars on the startline

The big stars on the startline (Image credit: Cyclingnews.com)
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Hundreds of riders take off in the rain

Hundreds of riders take off in the rain (Image credit: Cyclingnews.com)

Jens Voigt and Erik Zabel passed through Düsseldorf today in between races to participate in a charity event organised by former cycling pro Sven Teutenberg and his wife Suzan. Despite the wet weather, hundreds of people with bikes lined up for the Ride am Rhein (www.therideamrhein.de/ ), to ride between 25 and 110 km raising money for Regenbodenland Kids Hospice in Düsseldorf and the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

Current Handcycling World Champion Monique Van de Vorst also turned up to ride the 110km event, which she said was good training for the World Championships coming up in 4 weeks. I have to do well there," she told Cyclingnews. "I want to keep this [rainbow] jersey."

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