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T-Mobile's Ruta del Sol

By:
Jean-François Quénet in Loulé
Published:
February 25, 2007, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:13 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for February 25, 2007

T-Mobile Team can look back at the Ruta del Sol with satisfaction, even if it didn't bring in a...

T-Mobile Team can look back at the Ruta del Sol with satisfaction, even if it didn't bring in a stage win. On the last day, the team finished with five riders in the 40-man leading group, taking the best team honours for the day. And the German ProTour team had two riders in the final GC top ten, with Roger Hammond finishing in seventh overall, and young talent Linus Gerdemann ninth.

"We pulled off a great team performance here," said directeur sportif Valerio Piva on the team's website, t-mobile-team.com. "It was hard work particularly under the heavy rain, especially in the finale."

In addition, the team's Marcus Burghardt took home the jersey for the intermediate sprints, or Metas Volentes. "Marcus really impressed with his super fitness. He's riding in a form that I last saw at the Paris-Roubaix race two years ago," said Piva.

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