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Ullrich comments on Armstrong

Jan Ullrich has told German radio station NDR that he doubted that Lance Armstrong would participate in the upcoming Tour de France if his form was not perfect. "If he feels that he might not be able to win, then he won't line up," Ullrich replied as he was asked about the current physical condition of the six-times Tour winner on Monady. "I would do the same," he added.

Furthermore, the German admitted that Armstrong's decision to end his career as a professional cyclist after the Tour de France 2005 had surprised him. "Therefore, it's my last chance to fight him, and maybe to beat him. Of course, that's a huge incentive to me," Ullrich said. The Tour de France winner of 1997 is currently reported to have a similar form than in 2003, is "looking to the Tour with confidence."

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