By Susan Westemeyer
Jan Ullrich has been busily training for the upcoming season -- but not in South Africa, as so many rumours have suggested. He has been in Austria and Italy. "The main work in Austria was the general fitness and work on the mountain bike," he said on his website, www.janullrich.de. The training intensity increased when he moved on to Italy, where he trained with unnamed colleagues.
"It's always hard to start again, that's clear. But it feels good, to be back in the saddle again, and it's fun to go on the limit in training. Our training is going as planned in all aspects. It is an open secret that discussions with teams and sponsors are being held, but nothing has yet been decided," he finished.