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Last Updated: Tuesday, 20 January, 2004, 17:35 GMT
Ullrich plots for Tour success
Jan Ullrich
Ullrich rejoined T-Mobile last October
Jan Ullrich has laid out his campaign for the 2004 season which he hopes will see him end Lance Armstrong's five-year reign as Tour de France champion.

The 30-year-old German won the Tour in 1997 and is also a five-time runner-up in the sport's greatest race.

He will start off in three stage races and then compete in four top-class one-day events including two classics.

Ullrich returned to his former team T-Mobile - formerly known as Telekom - last October on a long-term contract.

He will begin his season with the Tour of Murcia (3-7 March) then take on Catalan Week (22-26 March) and the Tour of the Sarthe in France (6-9 April).

"The first two races are good races to get into the groove," said Ullrich. "But I need a good six weeks to prepare for them."

He will also contest the Tour of Cologne (12 April), The Fleche Wallonne (21 April), Liege-Bastogne-Liege (25 April) and defend his title at the Tour of Frankfurt (1 May).


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