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Winning weekend for Kupfernagel

Hanka Kupfernagel (Germany) grits her teeth

Hanka Kupfernagel (Germany) grits her teeth (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

By Susan Westemeyer

Hanka Kupfernagel had a successful start in the 'cross season, winning her first two races. She won both races this weekend in Kleinmachnow, Germany. Sunday's race was a Deutschland Cup race, in which she beat Nicole Kampetere by two minutes. However, Kampetere, who has won five races in the series so far this season, remains in the overall lead. Kupfernagel, who is time trial World champion and three time cross world champion, did not compete in the earlier races.

For the men, Finn Heitmann won on Saturday, with Johannes Sickmüller second. On Sunday, they reversed positions, with Sickmüller ahead of Heitmann.

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