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Calm before the storm for T-Mobile

Yesterday's third stage of the Volta a Catalunya was very much a calm before the storm styled stage, with two serious mountain stages awaiting. There were almost no changes on the overall classification in a stage won by Spaniard Pedro Horrillo (Rabobank), who escaped the clasp of the peloton in the final kilometres to steal victory from the sprinters.

"Fair play to him! It was very impressive the way he stayed clear in the finale," said T-Mobile's directeur sportif Mario Kummer on Horrillo's daring attack. "It was a quiet day. There was no onus on us to do the tempo work, and all our riders got through it OK."

T-Mobile's captain Jan Ullrich was one of those that enjoyed a quiet day at the office: "It was another good day. I rolled along nicely and felt strong," he said on T-Mobile's website, t-mobile-team.com.

"I am not going to be up there at the front with the climbers, but I am hoping that I can climb well in both cases," added Ullrich on his chances for today's 237.7 kilometre stage that finishes at the Pal ski station in Arinsal (Andorra), reaching more than 1850 metres in altitude.

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