Jan Ullrich (T-Mobile) is continuing his early season build up by training in the winter sun in Tuscany, Italy. The 31 year-old is being accompanied by his mentor Rudy Pevenage and training partner Tobias Steinhauser. "I've done a lot of intense training during the last days at home on the trainer," said Ullrich on T-Mobile's website. "But now I'm glad to be able to ride on the road again. Blue skies and sunshine make it easier to cover the many kilometres."
Pevenage commented that Steinhauser's presence will help Ullrich. The pair plan to debut in the Tour of Murcia at the beginning of March. "The two of them find the necessary conditions here to get prepared for the challenges ahead," he said. "And maybe one or another riders from the team will drop by for a training ride."