Frison sets out his stall

Davitamon Lotto directeur sportif Herman Frison is aiming high as the Tour heads towards its conclusion. Another stage victory, the green points jersey and a good top ten placing overall are all on his wish-list. Following a less-than-relaxing rest day, some R & R is also needed, although that will have to wait until next week.

"I slept in a bit but then I had to get back to work at 9am, which is late during the Tour," he said. "Normally I have breakfast at 7.15-7.30 every morning. We also had blood tests, so that meant that the riders had to get up early anyway. Training was an individual thing. Some of the guys trained a couple of hours; some didn't. Cadel even went for a spin behind the car. Everyone has to listen to his own body."

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