Today the day started much more relaxed as it usually does, because the stage started in the city center and we did not
need a long transfer to get there. Therefor we came to business immediately. Attack after attack. I thought I was at
the Tour de France again because all riders were straining at the leash to get into the breakaway of the day. Because
of that the pace was extremly high. After about 30 kilometres the three men strong breakaway was finally formed.
The stage went along the sea. It was really nice and for me it was more pleasant as during the days before because
there was more wind and not that hot anymore.
The numerous spectators along the road could see the Rabobank team leading the chase almost all day. Almost
20 kilometres before the finish the three escapees still had a lead of four minutes. All sprinter teams got a little
bit nervous. They were chased by four teams and they were caught three kilometres before the line.
At todays final we found each other to some extend for the first time. But one kilometre before the finish
we lost each other again in one of the many curves and rounabouts. Thus we could not support Frösi [Robert
Förster, editor] very well. But we have a few stages left where we can carry it off, yes even must. Maybe it already works