Davis getting closer

Liberty Seguros sprinter Allan Davis is getting closer to a top three finish in the Tour's hectic bunch sprints, but things didn't quite go according to plan for Davis in Montargis yesterday, where he finished sixth.

"I recovered well after the time trial effort and did very well the last kilometre, but coming out of the last corner with 600 metres to go, the leadout man for Credit Agricole scraped a pedal and made me lose speed and position. Then I managed to get towards the front, but already I was a long way from the front guys to be able to do something extra. t was a shame, because before the corner, I almost got Tom Boonen's wheel, who was going for the left side. It was the best option today and because of that I looked for him, but then I was unlucky. I have to continue trying."

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