Post-stage comments

Reported by John Trevorrow and Sabine Sunderland

Robbie McEwen (Davitamon-Lotto) finished the stage in the company of Tom Boonen in 125th place. Naturally, he wasn't happy with the finish. "That's the way it goes. The guy who was leading out the peloton into the corner was going too quick for the conditions and went down, taking out a couple of his teammates and it was just a big domino effect. There wasn't much room around the corner anyway and anyone who tried to hit the brakes once the fall started was gone anyway.

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