Friday, July 21st | Stage 19 | 222.5km

Embrun / Salon-de-Provence

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Thomas De Gendt: “We knew it would be difficult”

interview15.07.2017Stage 14- Blagnac / Rodez

“I wanted to have a big chance for the stage victory. To break away is my only way to win. I also knew the teams of Matthews and Van Avermaet were going to control the race. Being only five guys at the front with only two minutes advantage, we were aware that it would be difficult. I'll attack again because there's still one week of racing. The Tour de France is my main goal of the year.”

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    Set to substitute his arch-rival Peter Sagan who outclassed him on stage 3 in the first uphill sprint finish, Michael Matthews beat Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet in Rodez where the Belgian found the confidence by outsprinting Sagan two years ago. The Australian gave Sunweb a second straight victory after Warren Barguil made it in Foix. The steep finish favoured Chris Froome to move back into the yellow jersey.

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