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Jan Ullrich is looking strong on the roads of the Tour de Suisse. Although he had a strong sixth place finish in yesterdays first hilly stage near the front, the true climbs will come today where Der Kaiser hopes to test out his form a bit more and possibly go for the overall win:
This Tour de Suisse is very tough especially as I am close enough to think of the overall win. Certainly this race will help me understand where my climbing condition is at the moment. To do this I will not take the last day lightly.
For the upcoming Tour de France Jan sees Basso and a few others as the big contenders
The big favorite is Ivan Basso, he is the man to beat. The only question is if he can maintain his extrodinary condition that he had in the Giro? Its possible that he could have already reached his peak form. I am also not overlooking Floyd Landis and Alexandre Vinkourov. It is true that they weren’t in top form at Dauphine Libere, but Landis was very strong in the Time Trial. Believe me, those that want to do well in the Tour need to save themselves in the Dauphine.