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Thomas Voeckler: "I believed we could make it"

interview15.07.2017Stage 14- Blagnac / Rodez

I'm happy now even if I was a little frustrated during the stage, but I was just not good enough. I did my share of the turns, we rode a great ride. You must be fair play too, I was not the strongest in the breakaway and the peloton played it right. I believed we could make it. Attempts like this, after two weeks in the Tour, you never know. Some riders can be tired and Thomas De Gendt is a rider who is better in the second part of the Tour. So yes, I believed we could make it.

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