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Teutenberg, Wichmann, and Kupfernagel consider track racing

Hanka Kupfernagel

Hanka Kupfernagel (Image credit: AFP)

Ina-Yoko Teutenberg and Anke Wichmann of T-Mobile considered switching some attention from the road to the track, but have declined to do so. Both riders thought about participating in the German track championships in Berlin, scheduled from August 23 to 26, with a possible long-term goal of attending the Olympic Games in China next year.

However, T-Mobile Team Manager Kristy Scrymgeour confirmed to Cyclingnews that while Teutenberg and Wichmann did consider riding track nationals earlier in the year, "This has not been their plan for some months now, and they will not race." reported that the triple Worlds cyclo-cross champion Hanka Kupfernagel is also thinking about a comeback on the track, but hasn't confirmed yet for the German championships.

National coach Jochen Dornbusch indicated that he would welcome it "if Hanka returns to the track. The German championships are mandatory on the way to Beijing, to see who of the road riders even have an interest on the track and how their form is."