Friday, July 21st | Stage 19 | 222.5km

Embrun / Salon-de-Provence

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Bauke Mollema: “I'm incredibly happy”

interview16.07.2017Stage 15- Laissac-Sévérac l'Église / Le Puy-en-Velay

“It's really amazing. I'm so happy to win a stage at the Tour de France. I've worked for it so hard in the last few years. That was a big goal for me. I needed a chance, but a lot of teams wanted to go up the road today. I did the first climb full gas, trying to bridge to the first group. Eventually we made it with 25 guys. That was the first goal. Then I just gave it a try in the last 30km. It was a long time riding alone. It was close to the chases at the end. But I made it! This is the biggest win of my career so far. The Tour de France has always been my dream. I'm incredibly happy.”

The interview in video

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