T-Mobile targets Asturias and Naranco

While Jan Ullrich maintains a slender lead in the Tour of Switzerland (a race which he says he's not focusing on winning but using as Tour de France preparation) other members of T-Mobile are aiming for victory in Spain over the next few days.

Paco Lara will spearhead the team's seven-man squad at the 49th Vuelta a Asturias (UCI category 2.1, June 17-21). Lara was 11th at the recent Tour of Catalonia and T-Mobile considers him to be a GC contender in the lower-ranked race. "Paco rode a great race [in Catalonia]," said T-Mobile directeur sportif Mario Kummer. "He was always at the front. That shows the good shape he is currently in."

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