Ludewig: Everyone is motivated

Ludewig spent most of 2006 training,

Ludewig spent most of 2006 training, (Image credit: Wiesenhof-Felt)

Team Wiesenhof-Felt's three-week training camp on Mallorca was a great success according to Jörg Ludewig. "In those three weeks we became a tightly-knit group," he noted. "Everyone is motivated, everyone gives their all, everyone supports each other. We'll be able to accomplish a lot with this kind of team spirit."

The German rider joined the professional continental team after spending a year with Team T-Mobile. "Mallorca was great," he said. "You get a good mood immediately from that super weather and the spring-like temperatures."

The riders weren't there for vacation, though, putting in 3340 kilometers during their stay. "You can't compare that to the winter training at home by us in Germany," added Ludewig. "With that kind of mileage you can really feel how you improve every day."

Ludewig, 32, shared a room with former T-Mobile teammate Steffen Wesemann. "Although we've both been on the cycling circuit for a number of years and were together at T-Mobile last year, I've gotten to know 'Wese' all over again in these days," Ludewig said. "It's good for the mood in the team, when the 'old hands' like 'Wese', Olaf Pollack and i can fulfill our leadership role for the younger riders on the one hand, but at the same time can help bring an easy-going and relaxed mood." SW

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