Robbie McEwen (Davitamon-Lotto), 5th:
"Steegmans was really apologising after the finish. He misread the signs and thought the 500 metre to go sign was 200 so he just took off. He put me on the front with 300 to go which was just too far out in a roaring head wind. I tried to get back on the wheels but got a bit boxed in. I finally got a bit of a run but it was disappointing. He will learn from this, we both will."
Michael Rogers (T-Mobile)
"It was basically an easy day. Just at the end it got a bit hectic and I knocked it up a notch. You have to keep near the front in the finale even if you're not sprinting. Otherwise you can get caught in splits and crashes."
Cadel Evans (Davitamon-Lotto)
"I kept out of trouble but it was pretty hectic at the end. It was a bit nerve-wracking as the crowds are still huge and they can get a bit involved."