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Zabel faces last road race in Germany

Erik Zabel lines up in Germany for last time

Erik Zabel lines up in Germany for last time (Image credit: AFP)

Erik Zabel of Team Milram will say goodbye to German road racing this week when he ride the Sparkasse Münsterland Giro on Friday, October 3. Zabel, 38, announced that he will retire at the end of this season.

"I am looking forward to my last road race in Germany, especially since it is also my debut in the Münsterland Giro," Zabel said. "I have heard that it is a very nice race, with lots of fans along the way who create a great mood. The flat closing circuit in Münster makes a sprint finish possible. Of course it would be great to say goodbye to the German road racing fans with a victory."

The race runs 204 kilometres from Bochum to Münster.

Milram for Münsterland: Christian Knees, Christian Kux, Dennis Haueisen, Erik Zabel, Ralf Grabsch, Sebastian Schwager, and stagiaires Arne Hassink and Mitja Schlüters (SW)

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