La Roche-sur-Yon, July 8th, ST2 – “Only a few meters” Sonny Colbrelli is happy for his second place but, at the same time, he has some regrets. “I was sitting in the wind trying to stay on the Sagan wheel – explain the Italian rider – and when I did, he anticipated me”.
“I recovered a few meters but it was not enough. It was a difficult sprint, everyone is full of energy and they want to stay in front to try to win. The finish was very insidious with several dangerous corners. But this is the Tour “.
Heinrich Haussler fell when he missed with less than 2km to go but fortunately without particular consequences. “It’s just normal – comments” Heino “- is only the second day of Tour de France and everyone wants to win. There were too many people in the front and six riders. A guy went down in front of me and … “
Tomorrow first turning point with the 35.5km team time trial. For SD Rik Verbrugghe:”It’s a fast time trial and not particularly technical. The TTT is always a great unknown in which everything must work perfectly”
“Immediately there is a climb of about one kilometer and we must manage it better. I trust, the guys are fine and we will leave towards the end, already knowing the time of the other teams “.
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