By Susan Westemeyer
The German ProTour teams T-Mobile and Gerolsteiner didn't win anything in the Mallorca Challenge, but both were satisfied with their performances. "Our team made my first appearance lots of fun," said Jan Schaffrath of his debut as T-Mobile director sportif. "Actually, we had a rider in the top ten every day and the whole team showed a good performance."
There was a moment of suspense for T-Mobile Thursday, when Patrik Sinkewitz crashed on the final descent of the day. However, he suffered only scrapes and light bruises and was able to finish the stage.
David Kopp took fourth place on the final stage for the best Gerolsteiner finish of the week. "The tendency is clearly rising," said director sportif Christian Henn. "We wanted to prepare a sprint for 'Koppi.' That worked out well."