“The pace was really strong on the final climb. For sure everybody was hurting. I didn't have the kick to really go. I rode at my rhythm to the top. It was nice to come back. In the descent, I managed to get away. With Dan [Martin], we worked well until the finish line. I gained only a few seconds but I'm sure it'll count at the end. A short stage like today only creates positive racing at the difference of yesterday.”
Simon Yates: “Few seconds will count at the end”
interview14.07.2017Stage 13- Saint-Girons / Foix
French riders hadn't won a stage of the Tour de France on Bastille Day since David Moncoutié in Digne in 2005. Warren Barguil did it as he attacked from the gun, rode on the offensive again for the polka dot jersey and outsprinted no less than Nairo Quintana, Alberto Contador and Mikel Landa to claim the fourth French stage win this year after Arnaud Démare, Lilian Calmejane and Romain Bardet. He's also the first Breton rider to win at the Tour since Pascal Lino in 1993. Behind the four...
“I woke up this morning with very bad feelings. But I had a good talk and a good look at the different climbs with [sport director Steven de Jongh] on the way to the start and I said I'd attack in the first climb if possible. I'm hoping to keep getting better and better with all the injuries I have. For the moment, this Tour de France pushes me to my limits. I prepared for the race very well. I even set a new record in my training climbs before coming to the Tour but I had a very bad crash...
jersey wearers after the stage 18
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