report: "Van Aert told me that now it was my turn to win. I’m super happy"


Laporte was added this Friday to the 18th episode of Twe are from France his second victory of the season, after the one achieved in the first stage of Paris-Beautiful. As last March 6, his team, Jumbo-Visma, trusted him and the French restored the confidence of his formation with great success.

“I’m super happy. I still can’t believe it. The team trusted me today. Wout (van Aert) He said to me: ‘Now it’s your turn!’ The last time he told me that was in Paris-Nice”, said the cyclist from La Seyne-sur-Mer. It clarifies that “the purpose is Jonas (Vingegaard) safe until the last three kilometers”, before explaining how he saw and acted at the end of the stage: “After a few corners, a kilometer and a half or two from the finish, I saw a gap behind me . The escapees were not far ahead, so I closed the gap. I started my sprint from far away so no one could get close to me and the plan worked.”

A win that rewards the work of a team rider: “It’s more than a reward (for my three weeks of work), it’s huge. I’m very happy with this Tour de France, even if I’m not got any personal results. . The team gave me a chance today. Wout would have driven the sprint himself. Of course it’s important to get the French victory. If the public and my family are happy, so am I.”

Source: La Verdad


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