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.