Marc Sergeant (manager Davitamon-Lotto) is not going to let his team ride to close gaps in the coming stages. Already on Sunday, Davitamon sent Wim Vansevenant up the road in a break, then Mario Aerts with the main attack of the day. After Aerts came back, it was too late to chase for a bunch sprint, and Davitamon's green gun Robbie McEwen was perfectly happy with fourth place.
"We already have three stage wins," Sergeant told HNB. "And Cadel Evans is coming up for his stages soon too, he rode an excellent TT and deserves total support from the team in his hunt for the podium. We won't be going all out to secure a sprint any more. I think there's enough teams left who'd like to win a stage."