The Week That Was...
Ian comments on the happenings in the world of cycling.
at the beginning of March but will now instead line-up at the Circuit de la Sarthe. T-Mobile doctor Lothar Heinrich said, "Right now it doesn't make much sense for Jan to ride such an intensive race as Murcia. The aim right now is the intensive build up of his ground conditioning - that is the basis of a successful season." Since returning from South Africa , Ullrich has been training in Tuscany although recent bad weather and a cold have forced him to return home early to Scherzingen in Switzerland.
Making his 2005 season debut yesterday was Italian star Damiano Cunego. The 23 year old began the Classica Almeria race in Spain. "I'm feeling pretty emotional; I just can't wait to get the season started," he said. "Right now, I'm feeling the right kind of tension at the start of an important season."
Cunego has reportedly ridden 6000km in training since December and in recent tests on his local test-climb of Monte Lessini, Cunego?s power output has increased by 10% since last year.
"I feel like I've done a good job in the build up to my season so far; our team training camp in Terracina was good for me and I am feeling even better now than I did last year at this time. So the Vuelta a Murcia (March 2-6) means a lot, because it will show me my true race condition for this time of the season," said last year?s Giro winner.
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