He knows those roads like the back of his hand. Plus, he's riding really strong right now.
It was a very difficult time trial, and it set the GC group (the top contenders) apart. There was not much time for other riders to fight back it was almost impossible to get that time back.
This race is super important for us. The Tour of California is one of the biggest races in the United States -- this and (the Tour de) Georgia -- and we're racing against European teams. We will have to step up to it.