Thursday July 17th, 2014

Stage 12Bourg-en-Bresse / Saint-Étienne

Start 13h05 (Local time)

Joaquim Rodriguez: "Kristoff's win is wonderful"

interview17.07.2014Stage 12- Bourg-en-Bresse / Saint-Étienne

King of the mountains.

“It's wonderful that my team-mate Alexander Kristoff won today. I knew he was able to do it. He was getting closer and closer. As for myself, I've taken it easy in order to save some energy for tomorrow. Now in my mind, the polka dot jersey is the most important. But it's compatible with a stage win. Going for KOM points requires entering breakaways in the mountains anyway. Tomorrow's stage is different from the standard mountain stages because there's a third category climb at the beginning, so the question is: is it worth breaking away early or is it better waiting for the final part of the stage? We'll see. I'm pretty confident. I'm feeling better and better.”

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