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Volksbank at Het Volk

By Susan Westemeyer

Team Volksbank started for the first time ever in the Belgian semi-classic Omloop Het Volk, and it wasn't easy for the young Austrian Professional Continental team. Daniel Musiol was the only one of the team to make it to the end.

Olaf Pollack and Gerrit Glomser were unable to participate, and André Korff, who was to be captain, had to drop out at the last minute with back problems. "Races like Omloop Het Volk are the hard Belgian school of cycling," said Directeur Sportif Gregor Gut, who was satisfied with his young charges. "That is something they had to experience. Races like that make riders strong, especially young riders."

The team has its next Belgian appearance the end of the week, the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen.