â€śIon [Izagirre] took me by surprise in the downhill. He went very fast. He was at the limit and I didn't manage to catch him. I'm happy for him because he's a great rider and he always helped me a lot. This was a very difficult stage because of the rain and the downhills. There were very dangerous. I'm happy with the second place. You can't always win. It's been a good last week for me. It gives me confidence and motivation for the future.â€ť
Jarlinson Pantano: «This week gives me confidence and motivation»
interview23.07.2016Stage 20- MegĂ¨ve / Morzine
Ion Izagirre claimed his first Tour de France stage victory as he arrived solo in Morzine after riding away from Vincenzo Nibali and Jarlinson Pantano in the downhill of col de Joux-Plane. Romain Bardet and Nairo Quintana took no risk to secured their spot on the final podium along with Chris Froome on the eve of the Parisian parade.
â€śI'm very cold, very tired but very happy as well. With three stage victories and two distinctive jerseys, we have reversed the bad luck we endured at the beginning. I want to congratulate Chris Froome for his victory but we're also happy with our two jerseys [green and polka dot].â€ť
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