Levi Leipheimer diary: Keeping watch over tomorrow

It was a big day today - with George taking the jersey - but I think I'm still in a good position....

It was a big day today - with George taking the jersey - but I think I'm still in a good position. I'm four seconds behind, and tomorrow the time trial is 27km so I think that four seconds should be ok. After a good prologue on the opening day, I'm fairly confident going into tomorrow, and I think on the climb today I showed I was the strongest rider so I'm pretty confident.

I wish the time trial were a little more hilly then I would be very confident; but there's a big part of it that's flat and straight and windy, so we'll see. My legs are feeling good after today, and the guys in the team did an absolutely perfect job out there - we started off conservatively, and it ended up that only two of them had to ride the whole day. Everybody on the team is riding well right now, and their legs are feeling about as good as mine are. Fabian [Wegmann] was sick the first couple of days but he's pulling out of it now, and he's getting back to where he wants to be.

Discovery came to the front and they tried to push the pace a little today but it didn't really work - then we were at the last climb and immediately the field split down to a small group with only three of us at the top. It was just Floyd [Landis], myself and Bernhard Kohl from T-Mobile - we gave it a good go, but the group came back to us as once we got to the bottom where the roads were flat and straight, and it was easy for the field to come back to us with about five kilometres to go.

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