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Zanardi to seek place on cycling team

Updated: September 15, 2009, 9:26 AM ET
Associated Press

MILAN -- Former Formula One driver Alex Zanardi, who lost both legs in a car accident, intends to compete for a place on Italy's cycling team at the 2012 Paralympics in London.

Zanardi lost both legs in a crash while competing at a Champ Car race at the Lausitzring in Germany in 2001, but returned to racing in 2003. Since then, he has competed in the European and the World Touring Car Championship each season.

Zanardi also took up hand cycling and finished 14th in last week's individual ...

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