"I've been looking for success for a long time. I've been close on several occasions so to win on Bastille Day and being the first Breton stage winner for a long time  makes me super happy because I feel like I have the double nationality [French and Breton]. Beating Alberto Contador who I mimicked when I won races as a young rider in Brittany means a lot to me. I've been critized on social media for losing time on purpose but I came to the Tour de France with the only goal to finish it. Two months ago I was on a bed at hospital and when I resumed racing at the Dauphiné, I got dropped on day 1 along with the sprinters. Being fresh helps me perform at the Tour now. I'm close to my top form but I had to spend some time at the back of peloton to be able to enjoy those moments in the mountains. Now I wish Romain Bardet to win the Tour de France. I'd like to be part of the spectacle in the Alps and help him out if it happens. It would be a great satisfaction for us to have a French winner of the Tour de France."
Warren Barguil: "Beating Contador means a lot"
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...
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jersey wearers after the stage 18
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