Discovery Channel's Dirk Demol was very happy with Brian Vandborg's win Monday in the Tour de l'Ain, especially in light of the team's decision to end after this season. "Before the start of this tour I told the guys I wanted to win a stage to show that we are professionals and it happened today with Brian! This is great for his morale because he wants to be good in the time trial at the World Championships."
On the team's website thepaceline.com, the directeur sportif said, "Yes, we all feel sad after receiving the bad news a couple of days ago, but we will go on with the same motivation to win until the last day. This team of riders and staff is not just a team, it is one big family and that has been key to our great success and victories. I am grateful that I was part of this and I want to say thanks to all of our sponsors."