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24.01.2008/ Heinrich Haussler will publish a riders diary during the Tour Down Under for and Cyclingheroes. You can read the German version at Today day 5: "When you have to take out...."

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Heinrich Haussler during the Gerolsteiner team launch (© Cyclingheroes)

First of all I am sorry that I didn't report after yesterdays stage. I am still suffering a bit from the jet-lag and have fallen asleep very early. That's why my report of the second stage is published today..

The second stage was very easy at the beginning. Again three riders broke off, the peloton could live very well with it. We rode through a beautiful landscape yesterday. It was very beautiful to ride through the vineyards.

The three escapees were already caught with 25 kilometres to go. After that there were lots of attacks. Yesterday final was hectic again and unfortunately Frösi [Robert Förster, editor] had a puncture in the final kilometre. Nevertheless pilot Paco Wrolich found me quickly. He wanted to start 400 meters before the finish line but unfortunately he was jostled by another rider and then it was all over. When you have to take out at such high speed you can't intervene in the decision anymore.

After the race we had to ride 40 kilometres back to the hotel - not by bus but by bike. I will be back later [today, editor] to report about the third stage.

See you later!

Your Heinrich 

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Riders Diary Heinrich Haussler Tour Down Under 2008

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Heinrich Haussler
Birthdate: February 25, 1984
Place of Birth: Inverell (Australia)
Residence: Cottbus
Height: 1.81 mtr.
Weight: 69 kg.
Turned pro: 2005
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