Rasmussen aims for KOM jersey and podium

Confidence boosted by his strong third place yesterday and excellent riding thus far, Danish rider Michael Rasmussen is aiming high in the Tour. His goals are to defend his mountains jersey and also target a place on the final podium of this year's race.

"Now we go for it. I've seen that I am one of the strongest in the peloton today," he wrote in his diary on www.feltet.dk/michaelrasmussen. "At the same time I'm the only rider in the team for the overall, since Menchov lost more than ten minutes today. I'll take it one day at a time. But it's clear that we have seen, that there are a lot of goals ahead that are within reach all of a sudden. Hopefully, I haven't reached the ceiling yet."

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