After the five riders examined the leg over 19,1 kilometers, that the riders will have to ride 14 times (over 267 kilometers)
next year, the riders payed respect to the leg.
"This climb is aching quite hard in my legs" stated Schumacher regarding
the 700 m long climb Herdweg with an increase of thirteen percents". "Here, there will be the most breaks and in the last
legs the wheat will separate from the chaff here", also thinks Markus Fothen.
Hans Holczer carefully predicts a decision
in the final sprint, because on the more flat parts delays can be recovered again.
Erik Zabel really likes the second part
of the leg: "The round is fair and good."
Also Rolf Schneider, secretary general of the cycling World Championship
2007 (25th to 30th September), is very content: "I believe, that we really found the right mixture with challenging climbs
and a risk that is not too demanding." Thanks to the interesting profile, the audience wil have a lot to see.
will try a lot - and give their best", promises Gerolsteiner Team Manager Holczer. The riders only have one wish for 2007:
" a better weather situation".
More information at: http://www.radwm2007.com/