“The first goal was the stage win for myself or Michael [Matthews]. There was a really good opportunity. But we missed it. It's a little bit disappointing. We can't win every day I guess but we tried again. We had three guys in the break as we planned. I hope to continue this way. One day I need to score some more point to win the polka dot jersey.”
Warren Barguil: “We wanted to win one more stage”
interview16.07.2017Stage 15- Laissac-Sévérac l'Église / Le Puy-en-Velay
Bauke Mollema has waited for his seventh participation to the Tour de France to claim his first stage victory one year after stepping down from the second place overall to the eleventh in the last two days in the mountains. Lined up as a domestique for Alberto Contador after finishing seventh in the Giro d'Italia, the 30 year old Dutchman from Trek-Segafredo soloed to victory after the grueling climb to Peyra Taillade. Hampered by a mechanical in a crucial moment of the race, Chris Froome...
“I broke a spoke coming into the bottom of the last climb. My wheel wasn't straight anymore so I think it was a broken spoke but I'm not sure. I'm grateful I was able to come across because it was a critical moment. Thanks to my team mates who helped me, I save myself. Many people were happy to distance Nairo Quintana. We still have difficult roads ahead of us, especially in the Alps. I've had a difficult day in the Pyrenees but I feel much better now. I hope to keep the yellow jersey...
jersey wearers after the stage 18
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