Ullrich to skip nationals?

T-Mobile's Jan Ullrich is "top fit" for the Tour de France, said team manager Olaf Ludwig, who...

T-Mobile's Jan Ullrich is "top fit" for the Tour de France, said team manager Olaf Ludwig, who further noted that "the whole team has shown that it is well prepared." Ullrich plans to retain his form for the next ten days with a few days of rest before beginning with intensive training again on Wednesday next week. This could mean sacrificing the German National Championships: "I will make by final decision on Tuesday, but the tendency is more that I will stay in Scherzingen," said Ullrich.

His goal for the next week is simple: "I want to remain healthy." Ullrich's training plans include riding behind Directeur Sportif Rudy Pevenage's motorcycle for intensive training.

T-Mobile is expected to announce its Tour team on Wednesday, June 21.

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