Rabo proud of its "mini-team"

Rabobank finished the Dauphiné Libéré with only four riders, but was satisfied with the performance of its "mini" team. "We have played a role until the end," said team manager Erik Breukink on the team's website, rabobank.nl. "And that with only four men. Additionally, the guys have come out of this tour with a much stronger condition than when they started. Denis Menchov was doing very well during the weekend. That is very promising with a view to the Tour."

He elaborated on Menchov, saying, "Denis had energy left today. He placed an attack at the right moment, but there were still too many Astanas left in that group. Otherwise, it might have worked. But, the general mood, with regard to Denis and the team, is very positive. We have shown more with four riders than other teams with six or seven."

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