Diary watch: An old hand in Britain

T-Mobile's Tobias Steinhauser, 32, recently announced that this would be his last year as a pro rider, and actually had planned the Deutschland Tour as his last race. But, as so often happens, things didn't work out that way, and Tobias finds himself riding the Tour of Britain, where the going is wild and woolly.

"In the peloton, everyone is riding as if it was the world championships, and the worst in the troupe is the Japanese. They have no form, fall back on the slightest incline, but seem to all be trained "kamikaze" pilots and they ride like that - my goodness!" wrote Steinhauser.

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