Bruyneel looks back at the Tour

How does Johan Bruyneel feel about having won the Tour de France again? "I'm very happy! We have exceeded all of our best scenario results," he said in an interview on his website, "Before we went into the Tour we had some realistic goals: Levi on the final podium, a stage win, and the white jersey. And we did a lot more than that. Of course some things happened to our advantage, but at the end of the day we had our best Tour de France ever - and we did it as a team. And for me personally, to win a Tour without Lance, that was definitely a big accomplishment, too."

The various doping problems and the removal of Rasmussen from the race made things "difficult," he said. "I think the event was very tense and there was a lot of bad news. It really made it difficult at times to stay focused."

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