Belgian Champion Serge Baguet, left at home for the Tour by his Davitamon-Lotto team and a guest at the VRT sports studio discussed the results of the opening time-trial in the Tour. For Baguet, David Zabriskie was not a surprise winner: "I didn't think it was a surprise to see him win. I rode the ProTour team time trial in Eindhoven and CSC put in a great ride there. I spoke to their team director Scott Sunderland only a few days after and he commented on how Zabriskie was pretty much responsible for that result on his own. He was so strong, Scott tipped him for the win today so I sort of expected it."