By Shane Stokes in Ponferrada
Discovery Channel's Janez Brajkovic continued to highlight his talent today, riding strongly on the final climb to take hold of the maillot oro. Although he's a strong time trialist and clearly a very capable climber, he played down talk of a possible overall win.
"I still think that I am a very young rider and not very experienced," he said. "The finish is two weeks away and in that time, many things can happen. We will take it day by day and see how my body will react.
"Johan is such an experienced person that I am sure he will guide me and guide the team in the right way. I trust him 100% percent."
He also spoke about how he got his pro contract and what it means to him. "I started cycling in 2001 and then in 2004 I became the world [under 23] champion in the time trial. At the end of the year I signed a contract to ride with the Discovery Channel team. I went to the team halfway through last year so this is my first full season with them. So far it has been an amazing season. It is a great feeling to work with those people in the team…it is more than a dream."