Nicole Cooke World Champs 2008

The manager of the Nurnberger Verisherung team has told Cycling Weekly that he has held negotiations with Nicole Cooke about her joining the German team for 2009.

The Olympic and world champion is looking for a new team after the demise of the women's Halfords-Bikehut women's team. Herbert Oppelt said negotiations are still underway but admitted he would love to have Cooke in the team.

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