After not getting selected to participate in this year's Tour de France, Team CSC's Fabian Cancellara was a little bit disappointed. Speaking to L'Equipe, the 2006 Paris-Roubaix winner said, "I didn't want to go to the Tour for a show but to serve the team. I've never raced as an individualist, without caring about the others. And I improved my form a lot during the Tour de Suisse."
Cancellara had aimed the second part of the season on the Tour de France, especially on the prologue in Strasbourg on July 1. "Now, Bjarne has made his choice, and I know it was hard for him to choose riders who perform better in the mountains than me," the Swiss continued. "It's a strategic choice, and I can only respect it. But I will need a few days to get over my disappointment."