There has been a switch of team leaderships at Liberty Seguros. The German Jörg Jaksche has moved up from helper to captain after his teammate Roberto Heras did not perform well enough in the mountains in the last couple of days. The former US Postal rider finished more than 17 minutes down of today's winner Alexandre Vinokourov, whereas Jaksche was able to hold on to Armstrong's group, placing 13th on GC at the moment, 5'33 minutes away from the Yellow jersey.
"I've been in the mountains all the time since I live there now. So I trained in the mountains...," Jaksche explained his improved climbing. "I hope I will get support from my team now. A top ten placing on the overall classification would be nice, and maybe I can be in front on a stage as well," he added, when asked about his further goals.