By Susan Westemeyer
Team T-Mobile has repeatedly said that it wouldn't announce its Tour de France team until after the Tour de Suisse, but the German press agency DPA claims to know already who will wear magenta in France next month. Jan Ullrich, Andreas Klöden, Sergei Honchar, Michael Rogers and Eddy Mazzoleni have long had their places on the team reserved. DPA claims that the remaining four places will go to Giuseppe Guerini, Sergei Ivanov, Matthias Kessler, and Patrik Sinkewitz.
A notable absence from that Tour squad would be Oscar Sevilla, formerly considered a good bet for the Tour team. Sevilla's name has been mentioned in the current Spanish doping scandal, but he continues to insist that he is not involved.