CSC's Fränk Schleck conceded 2'09 to today's winner Koldo Gil in stage 6, which finished in La Punt. The time loss didn't cost him any places on GC, as he is still in sixth overall. But instead of being 16 seconds behind yellow, he is 2'27 back.
"Fränk probably should've been up front with Gil, Ullrich and Jaksche in order to get on the podium, but he simply didn't have it in him," said team director Dan Frost to team-csc.com. "He said they were too fast for him, but we'll have to wait and see – tomorrow is another day.
"Before we came here, we would have been extremely satisfied with this result, but now we've done so well in the first stages, it's difficult not to want more, but we definitely do not have reason to be unhappy."
Frost pointed out that Schleck is not supposed to hit top form until 10 days into Tour de France, whereas the top riders in Tour de Suisse probably all need to be ready from day one.