Mick Rogers is currently lying 8th overall in the race, 4'51 off the race lead of Oscar Pereiro. There has been criticism of the T Mobile tactics used the other day in the Pyrenees – what is his take on that?
"Well, we tried to take responsibility for the race a bit. Maybe, looking back, we should have gone a bit later, you know," he answered. "If we hadn't done what we did, I think everyone would have been happy just to roll along and keep the tempo. Hey, we tried, we made the race. Maybe we shot ourselves in the foot a bit doing it that early, but we had to try."
"At the stage of the race we were feeling pretty good and we have still got a few lives left. But it was a bloody hard stage and there was a bit of class out in front of me. I still think it's wide open. I mean there are a couple of options. I could ride defensively for a top 10 or give it a go. There's a big step up to the top 5."