January 13, 2005
Team Discovery: Take it away, Discos...
The Discovery Team had its official unveiling on Monday.
Jan Ullrich says he's sure Armstrong will ride this year's Tour:
"He will want to defend his title. I believe he still targets the Tour - if it wasn't his goal anymore, he'd stop."
Ullrich has one Tour win under his belt - in 1997 when Armstrong did not compete - and would prefer to have the American in the race.
He said: "It would be good for the sport and it would be good for me too.
Armstrong himself vows he'll ride the Tour again, but won't commit to this year:
"The deal is that I will do a Tour, if not more. That could be in 2005 or 2006, but I'm fully committed to doing it."
The cyclingnews.com story on the Discovery unveiling mentions the possibility of Armstrong going for the hour record, which has apparently progressed to Armstrong considering tracks. He mentions two possibilities: resurfacing and covering the Colorado Springs velodrome, or building a one-off facility in "Salt Lake City or somewhere like that."
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