Everything is going "according to plan," says T-Mobile's Jan Ullrich, noting that, "It's not so important when I start racing. I have to be ready for it. And now I am." In an interview with the German Bild tabloid, he said that when things continue to go so well, then the Giro "would be a theme. But I would not be looking at the overall win."
Apparently not really everything is going as planned, though. "Every now and then, my knee twitched a little. I put some strength elements into my training, maybe a few too many. I took it easy for a couple of days. Now there is no more pain." Team spokesman Luuc Eisenga downplayed the knee problem, telling Cyclingnews, "It's very common for every athlete to be have some small pains sometimes; it's nothing to worry about."
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