"It's not impossible to win"
Brecht Decaluwé was in Mâcon to find out how the maillot jaune was feeling before one of the biggest challenges of his life.
Q: Can you tell us something about what happened yesterday?
OP: It's really a pity what happened because, as well as for Sastre as for me, it was a golden opportunity to win the Tour de France. Now we are at the eve of the time trial and Floyd Landis has joined us. He's one of the best time triallists in the world, he's probably ready to win the race. Still, I'm happy with what my team and myself did yesterday. We did all that was possible for us to do.
Q: What do you think about the long time trial? Do you think you can do well?
OP: Normally, a good time trial would mean that I don't lose more than two minutes on the winner. Tomorrow is another challenge though, as I'm only allowed to lose 29 seconds on Landis. It will be a very difficult day for me but you never know what can happen.
Q: We saw that you went to Carlos Sastre and you spoke with him. Can you give us some information on the content of that conversation?
OP: I don't have to give any explanation to anybody... but I was angry. I did my job yesterday so I'm happy with what I did myself. But of course, I didn't understand the way they acted yesterday, that's for sure.
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