Phonak's Tour de France captain Floyd Landis paid a visit to his teammates at the Giro d'Italia. Four of Phonak's Giro riders are part of the 12 man Tour team as well: Victor Hugo Peña, José Enriqué Gutierrez, Martin Elmiger and Axel Merckx, and Landis wanted to see how they were going in the first week of the Giro.
Team manager John Lelangue is determined to give Landis the best possible environment in which to prepare for the Tour. Landis will take part in various training camps in addition to the Dauphiné Libéré, while Lelangue will look after the organisational concerns. "If we manage to work with even more concentration and focus than last year, and we're able to implement what we've learned from the first two Tour appearances, then we'll have done everything possible, and then anything will be possible athletically as well," said Lelangue.