Zabel rides Sixdays again

Erik Zabel on the 2005 Paris-Tours podium

Erik Zabel on the 2005 Paris-Tours podium (Image credit: AFP)

Erik Zabel (T-Mobile) has confirmed his intention to participate in two Sixdays track racing events this winter after having won the Paris-Tours recently. The World-class sprinter will be at the start at the Dortmund Sixdays from October 27-November 1 and in the famous event in München from November 10-15.

"I didn't work out that much this summer, so my batteries aren't completely empty yet," the German explained with a smile, alluding to the fact that he had to omit this year's Tour de France. Zabel now wants to use the winter time before starting over again on the road with his new team, Milram. "It was my decision alone to ride Sixdays again," he added.

Zabel has participated in several of the track racing & entertainment events in the past. In 2001, he won the Dortmund Sixday with his T-Mobile teammate and good friend Rolf Aldag, who will end his career as a professional cyclist after this season. Aldag will be Zabel's partner in the two-men Sixday team in Dortmund again, but it is not yet known who will be at his side in München.

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