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Tuesday’s Euro-Trash

Tuesday’s Euro-Trash

Gymnastic Jan, Rumsas’ riches, Rebellin’s return and Pezzo’s plans for 2004. All in today’s Euro-flavoured installment.

Jan The Man Back In Training
According to the Telekom website, the Kaiser has begun his winter training in Scherzingen with a group of current and future team-mates: Tobias Steinhauser, Andrй Korff and Andreas Klцden. The German stated that; “First of all I will train around the area of Lake Constance,” “I want to slowly build the momentum there. At the beginning we will ride about 100 kilometres or so a day, in addition to some gymnastics and some work in the weight room.” He then plans to travel to a warmer climate to train in December.

Rumsas’ Damages: Small
Lithuanian cyclist Raimondas Rumsas was awarded an astronomical sum of 1 Euro, yes 1 Euro in symbolic damages after winning his case against Franck Guesdon. The French magistrate was found guilty of insinuating that Rumsas took illegal substances to finish third in the 2002 Tour de France. The court in Paris ruled that “such an insinuation of doping by a professional sportsman undermines the honour, and, since it implies that he won a victory by an unfair procedure, is contrary to the values of sport.” That told him.

Rebellin Back In December
Davide Rebellin will return to training in December after an operation on his left shoulder. The Italian rider suffered an injury in April as a result of a crash in La Flиche Wallonne. The Gerolsteiner pro was quoted on ANSA saying “I now have a neck brace on for 10 days, and in the meantime will do some gym exercises and swimming in the pool.”

Pezzo Comeback For Athens
Paola Pezzo is aiming for triple Olympic glory in Athens with a return to top competition after two years riding the grand fondo and marathon events of Europe. The Italian will ride for Team Rosola/Gary Fisher and began her preparation on November 3rd.

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