|Before the team time trail teamdirector Adri van Houwelingen claimed to be satisfied with a place among the first eight. Todays race resulted in exactly that place, close to the numbers 5 to 7 (Cofidis, iBanesto and Domo).
Levi Leipheimer wanted to win, but ends up with a loss of two minutes at the Once-riders. He is now in 41rst place at 2.23 from yellow jersey Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano.
Rabobank finishes the team time trail with seven riders. Even Erik Dekker, who has had some bad days, stays up front with his colleagues and contributes to the hard work. "Concerning the circumstances things went well. I did not suffer that much bad moments. Actually it all went very very well. I did not have any problems with my arms at all. Which is logical, when you know you only ride in one pace."
The two riders who could not follow the teams pace (Bram de Groot and Addy Engels) reached the finishline loosing seven minutes.