A "surprising" time trial, says Wegmann

Gerolsteiner's Fabian Wegmann says he expected more from his roommate Marcus Fothen, who finished...

Gerolsteiner's Fabian Wegmann says he expected more from his roommate Marcus Fothen, who finished 7th in Saturday's Tour time trial. "They say he's supposed to be an up-and-coming Tour talent," says Wegmann on his website, www.fabianwegmann.de. "I don't want to say that was disappointing, because it's not sooooo bad, but personally I expected a little more from him."

"But seriously," he continued, "it was a very surprising time trial for our team, both good and bad. Our Captain Levi lost a lot of time," while Fothen and Sebastian Lang both rode exceptionally well.

And how does he rate his own performance? "Anyone who knows me and the kind of rider I am, will also know that I can be satisfied with my 60th place."

Wegmann and Fothen knew the best way to relax after the "short but intensive" workday: in front of the TV, like millions of other Germans, watching their national team win third place in the World Cup.

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