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A "surprising" time trial, says Wegmann

Marcus Fothen (Gerolsteiner)

Marcus Fothen (Gerolsteiner) (Image credit: Jon Devich)

Gerolsteiner's Fabian Wegmann says he expected more from his roommate Marcus Fothen, who finished 7th in Saturday's Tour time trial. "They say he's supposed to be an up-and-coming Tour talent," says Wegmann on his website, "I don't want to say that was disappointing, because it's not sooooo bad, but personally I expected a little more from him."

"But seriously," he continued, "it was a very surprising time trial for our team, both good and bad. Our Captain Levi lost a lot of time," while Fothen and Sebastian Lang both rode exceptionally well.

And how does he rate his own performance? "Anyone who knows me and the kind of rider I am, will also know that I can be satisfied with my 60th place."

Wegmann and Fothen knew the best way to relax after the "short but intensive" workday: in front of the TV, like millions of other Germans, watching their national team win third place in the World Cup.

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