By John Trevorrow in Digne-les-Bains
Stuart O'Grady (Cofidis) was very satisfied with his teammate David Moncoutié's win in Digne-les-Bains. "It worked perfectly - mission accomplished," O'Grady said. "Moncoutié out the front, he was pretty motivated this morning. I knew it was going to be hard day and my objective is to win a stage and any bonuses will be good for me.
"It was always going to be a case of hanging around in the bunch or try and go with the break. Sometimes you've gotta take it by the horns."
Also see: Stuart O'Grady/Matt White diary