By Anthony Tan in Lausanne
After a bout of sickness earlier this month, Liberty Seguros-Würth's Jörg Jaksche has found his feet again, backing up a solid performance in Liège-Bastogne-Liège with very strong riding at the Tour de Romandie, where he currently lies fourth overall.
"Yes, of course," said the 29 year-old from Ansbach, Germany to Cyclingnews when asked if he was hoping for a good performance this week. I've been a little bit sick, but now, I'm really content with my performance and how things are going here."
Was he content with his ride at Liège last Sunday? "Yeah, well, y'know... what means happy?" Jaksche answered rhetorically. "We tried to bring Vino in a good position but he didn't have the legs to attack, and that's how the situation developed."
Asked where he'd liked to finish at the end of this race, the German was coy about his chances: "Um, ya, let's see... It would be nice if I could hold it or improve it, but you could also have a good or bad day and lose everything. As I said, let's wait and see and then [I'll comment]."
Okay Jörg, we'll wait...