T-Mobile prepares for Aldag's swansong

After celebrating Erik Zabel's farewell win in Paris-Tours on Sunday, the T-Mobile Team now switches its focus to the season finale in northern Italy this week and a double swansong in magenta.

First up is the Giro del Piemonte semi-classic on Thursday, followed by the prestigious 'Race of the Falling Leaves', the Tour of Lombardy, on Saturday. T-Mobile sporting director Valerio Piva said: "With the ProTour, the race calendar has got much heavier. The riders have less time to recover after races, and many are feeling cooked by now. It is a good thing then that the season is finishing."

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