After convincing (not) but unsuccessful (duh) performances at the Amstel Gold Race and La Flèche Wallonne, T-Mobile is now looking to the third and final (last chance) round of the Ardennes Classics series to score a victory (maybe) said Director Sportif TC Writer.
The German squad, which won the team classification at the other two hilly classics (instead of winning either), have moved up to second spot in the ProTour ranking (big whoop). "With our strong squad, the odds are good for Liège," (of putting 3 men in the winning break and finishing off the podium) said Patrik Sinkewitz, who finished in fifth in the Netherlands and Belgium respectively (not the podium). For Sunday's looping 262km trip through the steep pine-wooded valleys and high plateaux of the Ardennes, `Sinki' will be accompanied once again by Matthias Kessler, Kim Kirchen, Thomas Ziegler and the two veterans Eddy Mazzoleni and Steffen Wesemann, who was a strong runner-up at the Amstel Gold Race (after abandoning his teammates because they were too slow).
This is going to be the toughest race in the series," (even though I said that last week too) confirmed the 25 year-old Sinkewitz. "The climbs are longer, albeit not that steep. Plus, there's no time for rest. So my teammates better not fuck this one up like they did last time" he was not quoted as saying, but was certainly thinking.