No Tour of Germany defence for Sinkewitz?

Patrick Lefevere of Quick Step is deeply disappointed over Patrick Sinkewitz's plan to sign with T-Mobile and may not let the young German defend his Deutschland-Rundfahrt title. How will the rest of Sinkewitz's season be? "We'll see. Maybe he won't ride any more. Will he ride the Deutschland Rundfahrt? I'm not sure."

The team director claims that Sinkewitz had verbally agreed to extend his contract with Quick Step, but later announced that he would ride for T-Mobile next season. "I've been in this business for 25 years and never experienced anything like this before," Lefevere fumed.

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