First off, I love Jens Voight. On and off the bike. Today, he took it to the field in the D-Tour.
From the Team CSC Website:
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Victory for Voigt
[03.08 16:59] Jens Voigt was on top form in the 209-kilometer second stage of Deutschland Tour from Minden to Goslar. The German rider bridged the gap to Davide Rebellin (Gerolsteiner) and Andrey Kashechkin (Astana Team) on his own – the two had escaped on the final climb.
The peloton was breathing down their necks during the last kilometer, but Voigt had done his homework on the route and launched a lengthy sprint thereby securing himself the victory.
“I knew that whoever reached the final turn first would win the stage, because the last two hundred meters were downhill towards the finish line. I was probably the most sly today, but of course I was also very motivated to make a good result in my home country after having done badly in the prologue because of the rain. It’s always wonderful for me to win here in Germany, and I still feel in great shape on top of the Tour, which of course I need to make use of,” said Jens Voigt after his victory.
Vladimir Gusev (Discovery Channel) still leads overall and Inigo Cuesta and Jens Voigt are best for Team CSC with a fourth and fifth place.