One rider who had little choice but to push was Toby Price. After losing time on stage 10 through a navigation error, Price had to take every opportunity he could to make up time on the leaders. With today‰Ûªs win, Price closes in on second-placed Kevin Benavides, but still trails his team-mate and leader of the rally Matthias Walkner by over 27 minutes with one stage remaining.
"That was a great stage, I was leading from the front and it was really good fun," Price enthused. "The tracks were fast, and rough in places so I pushed on as much as I could in those sections. Navigation wasn‰Ûªt too difficult today, I made a couple of mistakes along the way but nothing huge. There were a lot of speed zones so you had to be careful not to overdo it there, but I did what I set out to do and won the stage. It would have been nice to take a little bit more time off Kevin (Benavides) in front, but there‰Ûªs still one day left. If you‰Ûªd told me six weeks ago I‰Ûªd be here fighting for the podium I would have laughed at you. I‰Ûªm really happy with how things have gone so far and I‰Ûªll see what I can do tomorrow.‰Û