Jan Ullrich is reported to have already reached his ideal weight for this time of year. "He'll come back from the training camp in South Africa weighing 76 kg, his ideal weight," said personal mentor and future directeur sportif Rudy Pevenage to Belgian media. Together with teammates Andreas Klöden and Matthias Kessler, the "Kaiser" trained 850 kilometres per week.
"He's super motivated, but of course it's still long until the Tour," Pevenage explained. "The aim is to copy his 2003 preparation as closely as possible."