Evans happy

Davitamon-Lotto team leader Cadel Evans has expressed satisfaction with his ride on stage 11, finishing as part of the Lance Armstrong chase group in seventh. Although he dropped one place to fourteenth overall as the result of Alexandre Vinokourov's time gain, the good sensations he felt on the road to Briançon have given him confidence.

"I felt a lot better than yesterday," he told SBS television after the stage. "It was a bit steeper and not quite as hard, so it was a bit easier to be up there in front. I rode conservatively."

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