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Terpstra's e-mail Tour invitation

There are all kinds of ways to find out that you have been nominated to ride the Tour de France, and Niki Terpstra of Milram found out in a rather indirect way. He checked his e-mail on Friday and found there an e-ticket for a flight from Amsterdam to Brest, where the Tour starts.

The 24 year-old had a strong spring season and most recently won the young rider jersey in the Bayern Rundfahrt, where he finished third overall behind winning team-mate Christian Knees.(SW)

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