Pevenage wants Ullrich to ride Giro 2006

Jan Ullrich's sporting advisor and close friend, Belgian Rudy Pevenage, is in favour of preparing the German's 2006 Tour de France victory bid with the participation of the Giro d'Italia next year. Pevenage, who will again be part of the T-Mobile team next year after working solely for Ullrich since 2003, wants the 1997 Tour de France winner to decide soon whether he'll ride the Giro or the Tour de Suisse to prepare for next year's 'Grande Boucle'.

"Riding the Giro would be one of the two ways to warm up for the Tour, besides the Tour de Suisse," Pevenage said. "I'll advise him to do it," he added, after seeing the full details of the 2006 Giro d'Italia route on Saturday.

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