Davis: That was awesome

Allan Davis is more commonly known as a bunch sprinter but today, like George Hincapie, the Liberty Seguros rider was up the road on the mountain leg of the Tour. The Australian was part of a fourteen-man break which went clear in the first thirty kilometres of the stage and while he lost contact with the front runners on the Col du Peyresourde, he was still ahead of Armstrong, Basso, Ullrich and co. starting the final climb of the race. This gave him a pretty unique viewpoint of what it's like to be a top Tour star.

"It was awesome, something I will never forget," he told Cyclingnews' John Trevorrow. "Goosebumps stuff, to be there on the toughest day of the Tour on the toughest climb of the Tour, riding next to Lance and Basso with the crowds screaming...just unbelievable."

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