Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Voigt: I'm waiting to explode

Team CSC-Saxo Bank's Jens Voigt hasn't been too active to date in the Tour de France. But that's okay for the German, who likened himself to a spring.

"I am being saved for something special," smiled Voigt. "I am like a tightly coiled spring and I'm just waiting for Bjarne to pull the trigger and release me and then - bam, I will explode into the race."

Voigt is contesting the French Grand Tour with his Danish ProTour outfit in a support role. The Bjarne Riis-owned team has three cards to play at this year's event, with solid general classification riders Carlos Sastre and brothers Fränk and Andy Schleck.

In addition to Voigt, the three overall contenders have a solid squad backing their efforts. Time trial specialist Fabian Cancellara and former Paris-Roubaix winner Stuart O'Grady are on hand, as are less experienced, yet strong, riders like Nicki Sørensen.

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