By Shane Stokes in Verbier
Two years ago Steve Morabito won the mountain stage to Leukerbad in the Tour de Suisse. The 25 year-old Astana rider is back in the race this year but is riding for Andreas Klöden, giving up any personal ambitions.
He finished 21st on Thursday's mountain stage to Verbier and is clearly on the way back to condition after a bad crash and resulting injuries forced him out of the Tour of Italy.
"The race is a great one, the form is good after my crash in the Giro," he said. "I am happy to be at a high level and to help Andreas Klöden. It is a great job for me and it also helps me to learn and become stronger."
Klöden was second to Kim Kirchen on stage six and is currently sixth overall, 58 seconds back. Morabito feels the race is not over yet. "If he has a good day, everything is possible."