By Susan Westemeyer
The T-Mobile Team is stretched thin these days, with squads riding in the Vuelta a Espana, the Tour of Britain and the Tour of Poland. But it can't complain about a lack of results. In fact, it was successful in all three races on Friday, giving it an unusual honor of filling its own podium.
On the top step was Andreas Klier, the 31-year-old veteran who turned a 150-plus km breakway into a stage win in Spain. On the second step was Mark Cavendish, the young sprinter who finished second on the day in the Tour of Britain, narrowly missing his 11th season win. And on the third step was the winner of this year's Gent-Wevelgem, Marcus Burghardt, who sprinted to a third-place finish in the Tour of Poland.