Ullrich leads T-Mobile in Aragon

Jan Ullrich continues his Tour build-up in Spain, leading his team in the Vuelta a Aragon. Team press officer Luuc Eisenga calls it another "another important milestone" in Ullrich's Tour de France preparations. The German is keen to maintain the momentum in Spain, and this race "will give Ullrich a chance to test his climbing legs this week," according to the team. "Jan's progress is right on track by now. He gave a good account of himself in France and now we want to see how he copes with more demanding parcours," commented sporting manager Valerio Piva.

Veterans Giuseppe Guerini and Jan Schaffrath return to racing after recovering from the flu, and Daniele Nardello "is also making a long-awaited comeback" from back problems. Torsten Hiekmann, Bram Schmitz and Tobias Steinhauser round out the seven-man roster.

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