Gerolsteiner in the mix

Gerolsteiner was in the firing line during stage 8 of the Tour de Suisse with local rider Sven Montgomery forming part of the breakaway. "Monty really did a super race," said sports director Reimund Dietzen. "He was always at the front and at the same time didn't do badly on the three passes. One shouldn't forget that this was his first race since his collarbone break."

Austrian Georg Totschnig was the best of the GC riders, finishing the stage in 18th, 41 seconds behind winner Alberto Contador. Totschnig is now in 16th on GC, at 6'36 behind Koldo Gil. "A normal result. Also with Georg, it's improving," finished Dietzen.

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