Rudy Pevenage will apparently extend his contract with T-Mobile as the personal trainer for Jan Ullrich. "I haven't signed anything yet, but we are agreed for the 2006 season," he said. Pevenage was not welcomed back to the team by team manager Walter Godefroot, but thanks to Ullrich's intervention received a two-year contract from the team as Ullrich's personal trainer in 2004.
Pevenage noted that his work with the team this year is easier than last year, although he is still not allowed to ride in the team car during the Tour. "As compared to last year, I don't have the feeling of being unwished for this year when I meet with Jan at the T-Mobile hotel," he said.
He explained Ullrich's racing plans for after the Tour: a criterium in Prague on July 27, the HEW ProTour race a week later, and the Deutschland Tour, starting August 15. "We still have to talk about what will come after that."
Courtesy of Susan Westemeyer