The T-Mobile Women's Team believes its riders stand a pretty good chances to win a medal in the women's world championship road race. After all, six of their riders will be on the startline: Judith Arndt and Ina-Yoko Teutenberg for Germany, Amy Moore for Canada, Kim Anderson and Kimberly Baldwin for the US, and Magali Le Floch for France. Arndt is also riding the time trial.
This is Arndt's 11th world championship participation, but she only has modest goals this year: "I want to do a good job, not matter what my assignment is," she said.
She won't name a favourite for the race, saying, "It's hard to say who the favourites are. I think our chances aren't so bad." Teammate Teutenberg considers Arndt one of the favourites, along with Trixie Worrack, Nicole Cooke, Nicole Brandli and Suzanne Ljungskog. Teutenberg, however, sees her own chances as relatively slight. "The course is a little too difficult for a rider like me," she said.