After the Tour of Britain ended its final loop around the city of London, Team DFL-Cyclingnews expressed its satisfaction with the outcome of the race, certainly the most important in the season of the small continental team. "It was very fast today," said the team's sprinter, Russell Downing. "It was always going to be hard against Mark (Cavendish), he's a great sprinter. Of course it's a little disappointing not to take the Green Jersey home but it's been a great experience being on the podium this week with such big stars and the team have been great."
Team manager Nick Collins was also delighted. "What a race! I'm over the moon," he added. "We came here in order to see if we could match last year's excellent performance and we've exceeded all expectations: Green Jersey leadership, highest placed British rider again and plenty of positive coverage. This is the perfect way to show that as we are moving up to Pro Continental in 2007, we are ready."
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