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Ullrich wants podium and stage win

Jan Ullrich, who was very happy about his teammate's stage win today, has declared that he wants to ride for victory in tomorrow's time trial, as well as for an overall podium placing. "This time trial should suit me," he wrote on his personal website, JanUllrich.de. "It's hard, but there are parts where you have to be a strong rouleur. That should be an advantage for me especially against Rasmussen, who hasn't made particularly strong appearances in time trials. There is a chance of me getting on the podium, but I also want to go for the win on that stage."

Meanwhile, T-Mobile's directeur sportif Mario Kummer does not want to underestimate the Dane's capacities. "We've seen that he's going strong, and it's also one of the most difficult time trial in recent years because of that hilly terrain," he concluded. The wearer of the mountains jersey will set out on the course around St. Etienne at 16.16 pm CET, just three minutes after Ullrich.

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