German cycling legend Rudi Altig, noting that T-Mobile's Jan Ullrich has said that he absolutely wants to ride the Deutschland Tour, said, "Jan has often enough wanted something absolutely and it hasn't always worked out. But it's good that he said it. If he comes and takes it seriously, then he will have to be in good shape. Let's wait and see."
In an interview with the Retulinger General-Anzieger, he was asked whether T-Mobile would attempt to win the race that rival Gerolsteiner won last year. "The problem is obvious: T-Mobile is Jan Ullrich. Everything depends on him. If he wins the Tour de France, I would be happy. I think it all depends on his head. Right now he is training in South Africa. Instead of that he should be racing like his rivals."
Courtesy of Susan Westemeyer