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Ullrich to skip Tour de Suisse?

Jan Ullrich (T-Mobile) might not participate in the Tour de Suisse this year. The Tour de France contender traditionally shaped up to July peak form in the Swiss stage race, finishing third overall in 2005, but T-Mobile DS Rudy Pevenage told Het Laatste Nieuws that the race is no longer on his schedule. "If he doesn't reach the finish of the Giro, then we can always put [the Tour de Suisse] back in his program," Pevenage said. "Ullrich will take a short break after the Giro, will go to Tuscany to train and race a smaller tour." In principle, this should be either the Route du Sud from June 15-18, or the Vuelta a Asturias from June 16 to 20.

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