Zabel withdraws

Zabel withdraws with injury
By Reuters

09/04/2007 at 15:14Updated

German Erik Zabel has been ruled out of Paris-Roubaix.

Zabel suffered arm and leg bruises after crashing during the Tour of Flanders in Belgium.

"He needs a few days to recover and to let his wounds heal," Milram team manager Gianluigi Stanga told the cycling news website.

Zabel took third place in the Paris-Roubaix in 2000. This year's race starts on April 15.