CSC's Nicki Sörensen was 27th on the stage, 2'17 back. He said after his finish that the route for the time trial made it a tough test. "The course is very difficult, it is hard to get a rhythm. There are sticky roads, a hard climb, but after that a pretty good descent. The descent itself wasn't that tricky.
"Maybe the altitude has a bit of an effect, playing a small role in making this harder. In the first half I felt like I had no rhythm but the last half I felt better."