“I'm very happy because we fought as a team to conquer two jerseys, the polka dot for me and the green for Sagan. Today we're assured of winning them, it's a relief. The race has become very stressful as soon as it started raining. The road must have been dry for a long time and it became very slippery and dangerous.”
Rafal Majka: "It's a relief"
interview22.07.2016Stage 19- Albertville / Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc
Romain Bardet gave the hosting nation its first stage victory in stage 19 of the 103rd Tour de France. He rode away from the yellow jersey group in the downhill preceding the final ascent to Le Bettex to catch lone escapee Rui Costa. Race leader Chris Froome and runner up Bauke Mollema crashed in that downhill, with more consequences for the Dutchman than the yellow jersey. Bardet moved up to second overall with two days to go.
“I've started to struggle in the Montée de Bisanne. I managed to come across but I couldn't follow at the end so I lost a bit of time. It's my first bad day at the Tour de France, so I can be satisfied. I didn't come to the race for riding GC and I'm fourth overall with the white jersey on my shoulders. It's not that bad. Now I have to keep it till Paris. I know I've lost a bit from Meintjes but I have to hang on for one more day.”
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