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Another German rider, Cervélo’s classics specialist Andreas Klier, said he could see both sides of the argument as to whether the stage belonged in the Tour.
“I think it’s a nice race, but it shouldn’t be in a stage race,” Klier said. “It’s a nice race, but with the wrong riders. Why should you punish the Schleck brothers to ride here? It’s the same as if you send me, or Brett Lancaster, to the Tour of the Basque Country. We have nothing to win there. The only thing that can happen is if Fränk or Andy crash and their Tour de France is over.
“But ASO chose the stage, and I chose to come to the race. No one forced me to race the Tour. I chose to race the Tour, knowing this stage was part of the route. So I have no problem with it.”
quote from andreas klier.
'In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, "Make us your slaves, but feed us." '
-Fyodor Dostoevsky's Grand Inquisitor