The T-Mobile Team is checking out the Pyrenean mountain stages for the upcoming Tour de France. Sport Director Rolf Aldag is in France with Patrik Sinkewitz, Linus Gerdemann, Markus Burghardt, Michael Rogers, and Kim Kirchen.
"We are riding some of the Tour passes. We will name our nine-man Tour team during or after the Tour de Suisse, which begins on June 16," Aldag told the dpa press agency.
14 or 15 riders are on T-Mobile's "short list" for the Tour squad. Rogers, who is expected to be captain, Gerdemann and Sinkewitz are set for the team. According to Aldag, young sprinters Gerald Ciolek and Mark Cavendish, who already has five season victories, also have chances to be nominated.
Rogers, Gerdemann, Cavendish and Roger Hammond were in London last week, to check out the Tour prologue route.