Schleck loses a spot

Frank Schleck (CSC)

Frank Schleck (CSC) (Image credit: Sirotti)

Perhaps 'easy come, easy go' is not the phrase that should be applied to CSC's Fränk Schleck, who moved up a GC spot on Saturday, only to lose it again in Sunday's time trial - it was anything but easy. Schleck finished 11th in the final time trial between Kerzers and Bern, battling the wind and the rain to be one of four CSC riders in the top 20. He was even quicker than early leader and teammate Fabian Cancellara, but it wasn't enough to stop Janez Brajkovic (Discovery) from moving past him to take fifth.

"Considering the fact that the weather was both rainy and windy, it actually went okay," said team director Dan Frost to "We had four riders in the top 20 today, so we have every reason to be pleased.

"As Fränk said before today's stage, he would've been totally happy with this result a couple of years ago, but of course he wants to see some progress. But it's important to remember, that he wasn't meant to peak in this race at all – it was merely meant as preparation for the Tour."

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