Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Cycling-Tour runner-up Kloeden extends T-Mobile contract
BERLIN, Sept 21 - Tour de France runner-up Andreas
Kloeden has extended his contract with T-Mobile by two years and
will remain with the German team until the end of 2006.
Kloeden, 29, agreed to stay in a team also featuring fellow
German Jan Ullrich, the 1997 Tour winner, and Alexandre
Vinokourov of Kazakhstan, who came third in this year's Tour.
"This contract extension gives me plenty of motivation for
next season", Kloeden said in a statement released on Tuesday.
"Together with Jan and Vino, we will make an all-out assault
on the Tour."
American Lance Armstrong, who won the Tour a record sixth
time in July, has not announced yet whether he will enter the
race next year but has suggested he might.