Despite rumours and comments indicating that T-Mobile might end their sponsorship, team manager Bob Stapleton is convinced the team is doing all the right things and that the German telecoms company will continue the sponsorship of the team in 2008 and beyond.

In the last few days details of Patrick Sinkewitz's confessions that he used EPO and blood transfusions while in the team in 2006 have sent further shock waves through German cycling. According to reports in the German press, senior T-Mobile management are set to hold a meeting, perhaps on Wednesday, to decide if they continue their sponsorship until 2010 or pull the plug now using a special get-out clause. So far T-Mobile have always supported the team after it was cleaned-up by Bob Stapleton, but the string of three doping cases and especially the Sinkewitz case, has created tension and anger at T-Mobile.

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