On the CSC site:
I didn't take any leads for a long time in the break, so I didn't want to sprint for the victory. That's simply not who I am. If I'm to win it has to be because I'm the strongest, not because I've been sitting on someone's wheel and letting them do all the work. But I felt strong and we did have a great stage. I feel like I've come out on the other side of the mountains still feeling strong, and that's a good feeling to be able to sit up front in a tough mountain stage in the Giro. And in the bigger picture things look great for us with Ivan safely in the jersey and the team in perfect shape all the way till now.