On the second to last stage, American and former University of Nebraska runner, Amber Neben sets the stage for a Flex Point tour victory and an overall 5th page finish in the GC.
Tour de l'Aude - Stage 8b (second to last): "'Amber Neben opened the course for us,' explained Team Flexpoint manager Jean-Paul Poppel. 'She knew a gap to hit, but after the descent she totally sacrificed herself for Susanne Ljungskog, when she heard that Arndt could no longer follow. She let the German riders Worrack and Haussler pass, waited a full minute for Ljungskog. A beautiful example of team tactics.'"