Daniel Holt, Development Team General Manager (USA):
I thought the stage would be harder than it was. Slight crosswind all day with lumpy hills and a lot of disorganization in the group. I told the guys to be attentive for the first 70km, then more aggressive about following moves after that. Then work for Celestin in the sprint.
The leader’s team was able to control all day pretty easily, with no chance for a break away.
Good job by Celestin to get 25th today. He lost some positions in the last 1km. He’s getting better.
— tnn to www.teamnovonordisk.com