Today’s stage was a little bit longer for Jurgen Van den Broeck. He was amongst the eight riders selected for the anti-doping control. Jurgen had no problem to comply.
"Since Monaco, whe have the final week in our minds. It is a pity that we had so many little problems during the long approach do the alps, but Sunday we shall begin to help Cadel improving his position." "Matthew Lloyd said.
I remember the last two stages at Dauphin?. The, Jurgen en myself attack early in order to prepare Cadel’s way for the last ascent. Hopefully we shall do the same. And there no doubt at all : Cadel is good!"
Thirteen attackers with no Silence -Lotto. "I would have preferred it otherwise", said team manager Marc Sergeant. "We had tried two or three times, but without success."
"The Pyrenees produced no time gap, otherwise Cadel would already be better in classification. His counterattack will begin Sunday for the whole week. He is in top condition" Sergeant concluded.