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“We decided together”

ByRoborto Sykes

Sep 17, 2020

Michal Kwiatkowski (POL / Ineos Grenadier) – Winner of the stage

“Richard is an amazing person. He offered me, since he had the polka-dot jersey, to take the stage victory. It is an incredible feeling. The whole team were amazing today. We have been trying to be in the breakaways for three days and to win a stage. Today we did it, I’m so happy. I’ve won some big races in my career already, and I don’t know if it’s because it’s the Tour, but it’s still something special. We both won. People were shouting, encouraging us. We arrived slowly until the finish, and this atmosphere, I will never forget. The way we won this stage gives even more emotions. “

Tadej Pogacar (SLO / UAE Emirates) – White jersey

“Primoz was the strongest today, once again. I couldn’t grab a second. I had a good climb, but I didn’t have the strength to counter it, and I’m happy with my result. I tried to sprint for third place. I am happy with my day. “

Richard Carapaz (EQU / Ineos Grenadier) – Polka dot jersey

“We both left and we really wanted to win the stage and points for the polka dot jersey. It was a collective effort. We decided together that Michal was going to win the stage and me the polka dot jersey. Now that we have it, we will defend it and we will have to find the best strategy. “

Bryan Coquard (FRA / B & B Hotels – Vital Concept)

“I have a better face than yesterday (smiles). It was not »easy, I was let go quickly on the first pass. I gritted my teeth and went back downhill afterwards. We spent a day. We arrive nine minutes before the deadline. The Alps have passed. Now we’ll try to heal the knee, and then we’ll see. And I hope that within two days it will be possible to sprint. “
Interview at the microphone of France Télévisions


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