Axel Teichmann will miss the next two World Cup races in Drammen and Oslo. The overall World Cup leader is still suffering from a cold. â€œEven though Axel picked up training again, it would be to early to start in a World Cup race, in particular over 50k in Osloâ€, says German Coach Jochen Behle. â€œWe hope that he will be back for the World Cup final in Falun and can score points for winning the overall World Cup.â€
Teichman’s teammate Andreas SchlÃ¼tter will also not start in the classic sprint in Drammen. But he is a long distance specialist and will certainly start over 50k race in Oslo.
Also Germany’s RenÃ¨ Sommerfeldt is not going to start in Norway. It is planed that he races the German National Campionships in Goldlauter (10th — 13th March). â€œWe did not consider Rene for the classic races in Norway from the beginning. â€ says German coach Jochen Behle.
The German squad for the World Cup races in Drammen will probably be:
Women Sprint on 03/09/05:
Stefanie BÃ¶hler (SC Ibach), Manuela Henkel (WSV Oberhof), Claudia KÃ¼nzel (WSC Erzgebirge Oberwiesenthal), Evi Sachenbacher (WSV Reit im Winkl)
Men Sprint 03/09/05:
The German team for Oslo will be:
Women, 30 k classic, Saturday 03/12/05:
Stefanie BÃ¶hler (SC Ibach), Claudia KÃ¼nzel (WSC Erzgebirge Oberwiesenthal), Evi Sachenbacher (WSV Reit im Winkl)
Men, 50k classic, Saturday 03/12/05:
Tobias Angerer (SC Vachendorf), Jens Filbrich (SV Eintracht Frankenhain) Andreas SchlÃ¼tter (WSV Oberhof)
[Translated from xc-ski.com on 03/08/05]