“Today I got my first emotion at the Tour de France but it's also a small disappointment because I've been so close to winning. It's a feeling of frustration. I've been told I should be happy and it's probably true because Peter Sagan is a big champion. This is my first Tour. I still have a lot to learn. To have the white jersey is good for my morale and for my team. I'm here to discover what the Tour is like. I'm also here to help my team the maximum I can. We'll ride full gas every day.”
Julian Alaphilippe: “I've been told I should be happy”
interview03.07.2016Stage 2- Saint-Lô / Cherbourg-en-Cotentin
The day after Mark Cavendish took the yellow jersey for the first time, Peter Sagan did so as well as he claimed his fifth stage victory at the Tour de France since his debuts in 2012. The peloton caught breakaway rider Jasper Stuyven 500 metres before the line at the uphill finish at Cherbourg-en-Cotentin. French sensation Julian Alaphilippe took the second place to move into the lead of the best young rider competition.
“My main feeling is disappointment. In the breakaway, I knew I'd be the fastest if we were to arrive for the victory. I could keep a good pace in the first part of the climb but I felt empty in the steep part. It's a good thing I have at least the polka dot jersey even though I'm not really a climber. It's a nice jersey to have but my legs will hurt tomorrow.”
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Jersey wearers after the stage 2
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