Pre-stage 11 quotes

By Hedwig Kröner in Courchevel

Cadel Evans (Davitamon-Lotto)

"Today will be much harder than yesterday. Maybe some will be intimidated by the course or maybe they will make the race even harder than yesterday, I don't know. It's a much harder climb, but then it's not a hilltop finish so we'll see."

What's the plan? "Same as always: not lose any time."

Joseba Beloki (Liberty Seguros)

"I feel tired. Yesterday was a hard day for our team. We didn't perform well so I hope we will get better. We should have been able to stay with Ulle or with Basso, but we couldn't."

David Moncoutié (Cofidis)

"I'm OK. Yesterday was a hard stage with the first Col. Discovery imposed a speed like hell on us from the bottom of the climb, but that's the Tour. It's always fast."

How are you otherwise? "I'm a little handicapped by bronchitis."

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