Saunier Duval's Chris Horner went close to a stage win two days ago. He took things easier yesterday in order to recover, but says that if he has the legs today, he will have another shot.
"Yesterday was hard, it was real hot. With the heat and climbs it was a hard day," he told Cyclingnews this morning before Stage 15. "I was trying to use the day as a bit of recovery for the work I did the day before. You are not going to do what I did (on stage 13) and ride with the top guys on the climbs. So you just have to go as easy as you can and try to recover for today or the next stage (on Tuesday)."
His strategy today will depend on how he feels. "I don't know if I will be up the road, I will just see how the legs are. It would be an ideal day for me, though, I think...I am so far down on time and, most likely, so will everyone else in a break be, too."
Horner was asked what he thought of T-Mobile's tactics yesterday, particularly as the team ended up chasing down Vinokourov twice. "Was that a strategy?" he said, laughing. "I have no idea what they were at."