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T-Mobile's German sprinter makes it two in Regensburg. Jens Voigt retains leader's jersey.

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World championship silver medallist Erik Zabel won the third stage on the Tour of Germany here on Sunday while defending champion Jens Voigt retained the yellow jersey.

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Defending champion Jens Voigt was pleased to be in the Tour of Germany's yellow jersey after his CSC team won Saturday's team time trial in Bretten.

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Tour de France winner Alberto Contador is not welcome to take part in a race in Germany this month because he was named in connection with the Operation Puerto blood-doping scandal, organisers claimed on Wednesday.

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Kazakh cyclist Andrei Kashechkin became the latest rider to fail a dope test after it weas revealed he tested positive for blood doping while training in Turkey earlier this month.

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Theo de Rooy, director of the Rabobank cycling team, announced Friday that he is quitting following the Tour de France which saw Danish cyclist Michael Rasmussen, wearing the leader's yellow jersey, sacked in a doping row July 25.

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The winner of the 2006 Tour of Spain, Alexandre Vinokourov, will not be able to defend his title after he was expelled from the Tour de France for blood doping, organisers said Friday.

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The winner of the 2007 Tour de France, Spain's Alberto Contador, on Thursday criticised the forced exit of Danish cyclist Michael Rasmussen which paved the way for his victory

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German broadcasters ARD announced on Wednesday they will go ahead with plans to broadcast the Tour of Germany, on August 10-18, after being convinced of the event's tough anti-doping policy.

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