Van den Broeck dreams of Tour podium

Coming into stage 4 of the Tour de France, a team time trial of 25km in Nice, Jurgen Van den Broeck (Lotto Belisol) was in a positive state of mind. The Belgian GC-rider claimed that his team would not only try to limit the losses but also try to gain time on some rivals. The outcome was probably better than expected. Only a few favourites finished slightly ahead of Van den Broeck. All other GC-riders like Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Cadel Evans (BMC), Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) and the three Radioshack Leopard leaders all lost time on the Belgian. After finishing twice in fourth place in the Tour de France, it's clear Van den Broeck is back on track for a good result.

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