Rudy gets the axe & Boonen Quits (being a sprinter)

From BBC it looks like Rudy has been given the axe from T-mob. They have never gotten along and with Ullrich in disfavor the perfect opportunity was presented them. This may explain the sudden increase in team tactics that actually work compared to their earlier progress this year. here is the story.

Tom Boonen is disgusted with his inablity to even contest the sprints very and has decided he will not. He is going instead to concetrate on having a one day solid stage. Maybe even win a mountain stage. From Eurosport