T-Mobile team satisfied

With a third place for Jan Ullrich, victory in the team classification and a final day stage victory by Alexandre Vinokourov on the Champs Elysées, T-Mobile summed up its Tour performance as satisfying. "We missed out on our goal of winning yellow, but the bottom line is that we are pleased with our Tour performance," said team manager Olaf Ludwig. "The team stayed together, showed a fighting spirit and kept a high morale. We can be proud of that."

For the seventh time, Lance Armstrong (Discovery Channel) defied T-Mobile and every other team in the peloton to win the biggest bike race in the world. "Lance was imperious again this year," said sporting director, Mario Kummer.

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