Liberty not quite there

There were mixed, but generally positive feelings in the Liberty Seguros-Würth camp after the Paris-Nice prologue, where Alberto Contador finished 7th and defending champion Jörg Jaksche 20th. Being the first ProTour event, Paris-Nice is a big goal for Manolo Saiz's team, but it seems that it will have its work cut out to topple CSC.

"I had good feelings in the race, although at certain times I didn't quite have the power to push the gear that I wanted," said Contador, "[I was] good enough. I'm very satisfied with the time trial that I have done, but it is necessary to consider that it was only four kilometres and you can't draw too many conclusions."

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