Davis wants a bit of luck
Liberty Seguros-Würth sprinter Allan Davis finished Stage 2 in 10th position but described himself as satisfied with his feelings. "The sprint was very dangerous and I started a bit behind. Everyone went their own way and I wasn't in a good position, but the best thing is that I had very good sensations during the stage. From what I have seen today, I think that I have a chance of winning a stage, the only thing I need now is luck."
Davis added that he thought Tom Boonen was very strong. "He did a very good sprint and took advantage of McEwen's work, he used him as a lead out, because then he got around him very easily."
Vicioso bides his time
Ángel Vicioso, another fast man together with Davis, did not try to get into the Stage 2 sprint. He is not a pure sprinter and is looking for an opportunity in a small group. Until that comes, he is concentrating on the team time trial. "Now, the most important thing for us is to get to Tuesday without accidents or falls," he said. "In these first stages, there is a lot of danger, and for time trial it is fundamental that we are all there, because losing a man is a big handicap".
Liberty will be up against the very strong teams of Discovery, CSC and Phonak, but a good ride in the team time trial would leave Roberto Heras in a good position before the mountains, and the team hopes to lose the minimum amount of time.
Another Liberty rider who was happy at the end of the stage was Luis León Sanchez, who after his debut in time trial, survived his first road stage in the Tour de France. "For me it was a very fast stage, with a lot of tension and nerves, but I have tried to do it as best I could. Everyone has told me about the danger of the Tour, but what impressed me the most was the number of people who are watching the race. It is amazing, I think I didn't see one area without the public on the sides of the road, it is spectacular.
"I have had very good sensations and this is the most important thing, because my dream was to be here with the team and to try stay with them until Paris."