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Pollack thinks he has "started well"

Pollack was second

Pollack was second (Image credit: Sirotti)

"I think I can say that I have started well in the Giro," says T-Mobile's Olaf Pollack, after his second-place finish in Sunday's second Giro stage. "I was very happy with my results, although of course I would liked to have done better and finished just a little bit further ahead."

He's not complaining, though. "I'm very content. The finale was quite hectic. With 3 km to go, Graeme Brown rode into a roundabout perhaps a bit recklessly, causing three riders to fall. That opened a gap, which I took advantage of."

Teammate Mick Rogers noted that "The morale in the team is sky high," what with "two top ten finishes in the prologue and now Olaf's second place." Directeur sportif Rudy Pevenage joined the chorus of praise, saying "Olaf used Andre's (Korff) good work to ride a good sprint, after we jumped into the sprint preparations the last 5 km. The team has fulfilled its obligations."

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