photo: Graham Watson
Svein Tuft pulled a fast one...
...putting in a magnificent ride to win stage 6, ITT of the Eneco Tour and becoming the race leader. 20:25 over 17.4 km course to take his first WorldTour individual win of the season.
This morning when I did a little warm-up, I knew it was going to be a good ride. When I came across the line and saw my time, I was pretty surprised. I was hoping to have a really good time trial, bit I didn't expect to be in the leader's jersey at this point in the race. It's a great feeling.
We're in a really good position with four riders in the top six. This gives us a lot to play with, and they're all really strong guys. At this point, we haven't discussed a plan for tomorrow yet, but we have options when we have numbers on our side. I'm expecting a good battle.
The final long stage is tomorrow, 215 kms which classic fans will know... starring the Murr!
1. Svein Tuft... 20:25
2. Taylor Phinney... 0:05
3. Lars Bloom... :06
1. Svein Tuft... 19:56:57
2. Lars Bloom... 0:04
3. Sylvain Chavanel... 0:16
4. Jens Mouris... 0:25
5. Luke Durbridge... 0:25
6. Sebastian Langeveld... 0:37