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In the peloton since 1991
Sponsor: State-owned telecommunications company
Budget: $4.3 million
Manager: Walter Godefroot
Directeur sportif: Rudy Pevenage
Assistants: Frans Van Looy, Mario Kummer
ALDAG Rolf (G) August 25, 1968
FAGNINI Gian Matteo (I) October 11, 1970
GUERINI Giuseppe (I) February 14, 1970
HONDO Danilo (G) January 4, 1974
JULICH Bobby (USA) November 18, 1969
LIVINGSTON Kevin (USA) May 24, 1973
BOLTS Udo (G)
WESEMANN Steffen (G) March 11, 1971
ZABEL Erik (G) July 7, 1970A seventh green jersey?
Walter Godefroot hopes each year for a new victory from Jan Ullrich.But the German superstar came out of the winter with several excess kiloson him., then a knee injury kept him out of action during the spring, andfinally forced him to scratch from the Tour altogether. Luckily, DeutscheTelekom is made up of more than just Ullrich. The eternal Erik Zabel willbe aiming for a seventh green jersey, and Andreas Klöden could finallycome into his own, while Alex Vinokourov and the newly arrived American,Bobby Julich, will go after spots in the general classification. The ambitionsof the men in pink are always very high.TEAM WINS2001
ZABEL: Milan-San Remo; HEW Cyclassic Cup; Vuelta a España,three stages; Tour de France, green jersey and three stages; Luis PuigTrophy; Majorca Challenge, two stages; Ruta del Sol, one stage; Tour ofBavaria, three stages; Tour of Germany, one stage; Tour of Switzerland,two stages.
ULLRICH: World time trial championship; Tour of Hessen, onestage; Tour of Emilia; Tour of Lucca, one stage.
HUNDERTMARCK: Tour Down Under, one stage.
HONDO: Three Days of De Panne, one stage; Giro d’Italia, twostages; Tour of the Netherlands, one stage.
FAGNINI: Tour of Cologne.
VINOKOUROV: Tour of Germany, overall and one stage; Tour ofSwitzerland, one stage.2002
VINOKOUROV: Paris-Nice, overall and one stage.
ZABEL: Rund um den Henninger Turm; Tirreno-Adriatico, one stage;Setmana Catalana, two stages.
GUERINI: Setmana Catalana, one stage.INTERVIEW
Rudy Pevenage, manager:
“Our plan was to defeat Lance Armstrong, but with Jan Ullrich not startingbecause of his injured knee, our priorities have changed. We may be ableto play on several fronts — stage wins, green jersey and even the GC —as we have another asset in the person of Bobby Julich. Vinokourov willalso have greater responsibilities, and I might as well say that the firsthalf of this Tour is made for Erik Zabel, green jersey of the 2001 Tour.”