By Shane Stokes in Olten
As Rogers mentioned, T-Mobile has a very strong team at the Tour de Suisse. Directeur Sportif Brian Holm said that the race would decide who gets the backing as team leader.
"We will wait a few days and see after the first mountains who is going well," he told Cyclingnews. "Of course, we expect Michael and Patrick to do something. Linus [Gerdemann] and Kim Kirchen are also here, they spent five days last week doing some mountain stages in the Pyrenees. It is hard to say who was going best as it was training, but everybody looked quite fit. Normally, though, Michael should be the guy here."
Like CSC, T-Mobile appear to be fielding their A team in this race rather than at the Dauphiné Libéré. Holm said that this is the case. "It could be more or less the Tour team here, although not completely. Two or three riders could change. I think the final decision will be made after the Tour de Suisse," he stated.