Hinault: "Landis still needs to finish it"

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By Brecht Decaluwé in Montélimar

For tactical reasons, Floyd Landis gave away his yellow jersey to Oscar Pereiro Sio in stage 13. The Spanish rider already finished twice as tenth in the previous editions of the Tour de France. Cyclingnews asked five time Tour de France winner Bernard Hinault what he thought about Landis giving away the yellow jersey.

"Landis decides on that, but it's not bad. We don't care as we see real attackers like Jens Voigt winning stages. But still, Landis needs to finish it in the end."

The monument of French cycling understood the tactics of Floyd Landis, but he questioned them at the same time. "Every time Landis allows riders to come back in GC who might be dangerous tomorrow. Yesterday he allowed Popovych to come back to about five minutes. Today he allows another rider to take the yellow jersey. It's no problem for me of course, but it might be a dangerous gamble to give those guys a second chance in this Tour de France."

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