German sprinter Erik Zabel has expressed an interest in seeing CSC's procycling columnist Frank HojPICTURE BY TIM DE WAELE German sprint ace Erik Zabel hopes to have Frank Hoj at his side next season. In an interview with the Danish TV-cycling programme '1. Etape', Zabel expressed clear interest in having Hoj as his helper in the coming season, writes Susanne Horsdal. "I've spoken to Frank a couple of times and I'm very interested in having him in our team. He has the qualities we're looking for and would be a very valuable rider for me," said the T-Mobile rider. For his part, Hoj is not dismissing the idea. "I'm happy being at Team CSC but I still don't have a contract for next year which makes T-Mobile an obvious opportunity. It would suit me fine to help Zabel, and I'm convinced that if I'm riding strong enough I will get the possibility to ride my own chance," said Hoj. Both riders are currently contesting the Vuelta a Espana.