Davitamon-Lotto's Wim Vansevenant told Sporza that the plan in Stage 17 was to chase the points in the intermediate sprints, but that an early crash stopped them from doing so "There was a crash and we had three men at the back right away," Vansevenant said. "When we came back after that early crash, a group had taken off already.
"It was too late to get them back. But the green jersey is not on our mind; you're not going to make us crazy about it. We are going for a fourth stage win in Paris; stage wins are important. There's only two teams in this Tour: us and Discovery."