Tour teams presented in Rotterdam: What the riders said

Alberto Contador and Astana, Tour de France 2010, team presentation, Rotterdam, 1 July 2010

As the 22 teams taking part in the 2010 Tour de France were presented to huge crowds in the centre of Rotterdam under sunny skies on Thursday evening, Cycling Weekly set up camp in a prime position next to the 'down ramp' off the presentation stage, tiny tape recorder in hand, to do battle with the evil TV crews using their cameras as weapons, and came up with some good, honest, old-school quotes.

Britain's Mark Cavendish has had a slower start to his season than many have come to expect of him, but the HTC-Columbia sprinter rolled to a stop in front of us to assure everyone that he was ready to go.

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