T-Mobile team is patiently waiting for the Patrik Sinkewitz documents to be turned over and also waiting for a decision by Deutsche Telekom as to the future of its sponsorship. The telecommunications firm met Wednesday morning to discuss the matter, but "there is nothing to report", a spokesman told the dpa agency.
The team is waiting to have a look at the files in the Sinkewitz investigation, which it announced Tuesday it would request. "The stand now is that the BDR [German cycling federation] will let us see them as soon as Sinkewitz' attorney, Michael Lehner, gives his ok," said team spokesman Stefan Wagner. "That hasn't happened yet."
Lehner confirmed that he is delaying the turnover. "Naturally we wouldn't reject a direct discussion with T-Mobile," he said.
Wagner added, "The BDR has sent the files on to the UCI, which has assured us of a thorough investigation." The team wants to be sure that "everything we do or don't do is based on facts," Wagner said.