Devolder aiming for a good ride

Discovery Channel’s Stijn Devolder will start the time trial 17th overall, 6.44 behind race leader Alejandro Valverde. He has been climbing strongly and is now hoping for a strong performance in the race against the clock.

“The mountain stages went well, I felt good,” he said prior to the start of stage 13. “These [intermediate] stages are just about making sure there are no gaps, but then we have the time trial, which may be good for me. Last year I was seventh in the final time trial, so I will try to do a top ten again.”

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