The CSC squad took advantage of Discovery Channel's tiredness to go on the attack today, with Jens Voigt being rewarded with the yellow jersey in Mulhouse. "We had a feeling, that the Discovery Channel riders wanted to save their strength after yesterday's tough stage, so Jens was going to make an attempt if his legs were up for it," said Bjarne Riis on the team's website, team-csc.com. "We've been very keen to recapture the jersey, especially for Dave's sake, and this proves we're a team, and that we keep on fighting and don't give up. This is extremely important for the morale and the atmosphere ahead of tomorrow's rest day."
But it wasn't all good news for Team CSC, when the Tour's first maillot jaune Dave Zabriskie, had to abandon the race due to the injuries he sustained in his crash during the team time trial. "My body's not working well enough to be able to compete at this level," a disappointed Zabriskie said. "It's unfortunate, but there's nothing you can do about it."
Team CSC also increased its lead in the teams competition and now has 2'35 on Rabobank in second place and 4'50 on T-Mobile in third.