Jörg Ludewig, Domina Vacanze, doesn't understand the team management's decision to wait for two riders who fell back near the end of the TTT. "I think we were in about 6th or 7th place at that stage. And then we heard from the team management that we had to wait for two riders who had fallen back. You take your tempo out, lost 20 or 30 seconds, need more time to get back into your routine, to get your speed up and to find the rhythm again," he told www.radsport-news.com. "You work the whole year for the Tour. The team time trial is an absolute highlight. Everyone wants to show what he can do...Over an hour at your absolute limit. And then you have to wait."
Courtesy of Susan Westemeyer