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Zabel and Bettini the stars in Munich Six

By Susan Westemeyer

Erik Zabel and Bruno Risi may be the top favorites to win the Munich Six-Days race, but they will be challenged for the win and for the public support by the Italian team of Paolo Bettini and Marco Villa. The Munich races run November 9-14. Zabel won the race last year with Robert Bartko. The race organizers are hoping for showdown between the gold and silver medallists of the World Championships. "Erik Zabel has a score to settle with his friend Bettini. In the road race in Salzburg, Bettini beat Zabel in the last 50 meters, and even excused himself for doing it," according to the organizer's press release. "Now cycling fans can can look forward to an exciting duel between the two teams."

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