The T-Mobile men's team has gotten off to a far better start this year than last, when they didn't have their first win until Liège-Bastogne-Liège the end of April. Two Tour of California stage wins by Olaf Pollack and various podium places by Andre Greipel, Kim Kirchen and Lorenzo Bernucci "helped us to achieve what we failed to do last year: keep our focus during the season's opening races and nail some good results," said the team's Sport and Technical Director Mario Kummer on t-mobile-team.com. He noted that although the team's Classics squad "worked hard" over the weekend, "it wasn't enough for a good race placing...Anyway, with Milan-San Remo and the Tour of Flanders in mind we need to keep up the hard work."
Kummer also noted that they were looking forward to the upcoming Paris-Nice, saying, "We have also set ourselves some high targets for Paris-Nice. For us the race is an indicator of where we stand. In Patrik Sinkewitz, Kim Kirchen and Linus Gerdemann, we have three riders capable of aiming for the GC. I am anxious to see how we get on."