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“This Tour is a lot of suffering”

ByRoborto Sykes

Sep 14, 2020
David Gaudu (23) is struggling in this edition of the Tour de France, his third already in his career. On the occasion of an interview with West France, the Finistérien delivered himself in all frankness on the conditions in which he crosses the Grande Boucle. Since his fall in Nice and his pain in the sacrum, the Breton has not succeeded. “It’s the disaster, simply loose the teammate of Thibaut Pinot. There is not much to say. Personally, I fell from the first day, collectively we are out of the game. I have never had great sensations in the mountains apart from the Laruns stage. Otherwise, it’s difficult, mentally and physically. We are unable to keep pace, it goes up too fast for us. “

“My most difficult Tour”

45th at 1 h 46’59 ” behind leader Primoz Roglic, the Breton, like his leader Thibaut Pinot, does not manage to exist, he who finished 13th in the general classification last year. If he believes that it should have more freshness during the third week which opens this Tuesday in La-Tour-du-Pin, Gaudu reveals that it is “hard to understand what (to us) is happening. I don’t really have an explanation. The atmosphere in the team is always good, we are not going to lament either. We try to think differently, to plan for the next day without giving up. “

By his own admission, it is very hard mentally to see the Jumbo-Visma “attacking on the climb with six riders in the team … It has a discouraging side. […] Personally, this is my most difficult Tour. Physically, the level is very high. I had fun on one stage, for the rest, this Tour is a lot of suffering, we get hit on the helmet all the time. We suffer, we try to look ahead, knowing that when our time comes, we know very well that we will jump. “

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