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Tour of Britain 2007 – Day 3: Stage 2, Yeovilton – Taunton

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It was a good day for DFL in the Tour of Britain 2007 on Tuesday heading out of Yeovilton, as Evan explains…

– Reported by Evan Oliphant –

Hills today?

“Yeah, it was 169 k, Yeovil to Taunton, there were some steep ones in the second half. It started getting lumpy at 82 k and the last climb was at 30 k to go. A front group of 31 formed over the hills, from which Trusov (Tinkov) took the stage and the jersey.

“Cavendish lost six minutes, but I expected that. We were best team today, Daniel Lloyd, Daniel Fleeman, Burney Salzburger (Australia) *check spelling* and myself all made the front group. Apart from one GB guy, we were the only British guys at the front.

“Dan’s 8th on GC now, at 18 seconds and I’m 16th at 23 seconds. There was a big crash at the finish, we were doing about 40 mph, but no one seems too badly hurt, Dan Lloyd came down, but he’s not bad, he just hurt his finger. I had to stop, to avoid it, but Burney was 4th and Dan Fleeman was 7th, I think I would have been right up there too. It was a good day, though – even the stage transfers weren’t too long!”