"It was very nervous. I was twice caught in crashes. I'm happy to get away unhurt and to see the flat stages away. It's never pleasant to crash twice. These are days when you need to be patient and wait for better days. Tomorrow is the queen stage of the Pyrenees but there are several queen stages on the Tour. It's an important stage. Another uphill finish, I hope that well see a great battle. We'll do the best we can. It's a marathon stage of 200 km, it's the kind of stages I like."
Romain Bardet: "Tomorrow is the kind of stages I like"
interview12.07.2017Stage 11- Eymet / Pau
"In stages like today and yesterday, it's difficult to say if I'm in the shape I want to or not because it's just about cruising in the bunch. Tomorrow, I'll know more in the mountains but I certainly like to think that my curve is still on the up. I'm hoping to hit the last week in the best shape I've ever been. I think the number 1 priority will be to not allow someone to come back on GC and I'll keep a close eye on Aru. I'll stick to him like glue."
jersey wearers after the stage 18
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