Tomorrow in Paris
Espelette, July 28th, ST20 – The 31km time trial closed the Tour 2018. The yellow jersey remained on the shoulders of the British Geraint Thomas who preceded the Dutchman Tom Dumoulin and his teammate Chris Froome.
The 40 year old Franco Pellizotti is the oldest rider of this Grande Boucle edition. It ‘s he who draws the first conclusions: “It’s my 18th year as a pro rider and this is my fourth Tour. We came here to France with Vincenzo to try to win the yellow jersey, but we were very unlucky”.
“The team reacted very well – still the Italian rider – because when you lose the leader you may lose your way. We have absorbed the shot well and the second place in the team standings shows it fully “.
Also satisfied Gorka Izagirre often protagonist in the last week. “I struggled at the beginning of the time trial, then I went better and better. I think it’s the best result I got on the Tour and this gives me confidence for the Vuelta. It was a very useful experience and now I just want to rest a little !.
Tomorrow 21st and last stage with the traditional catwalk on the Champs-Élysées. Only 116km from the suburbs to central Paris with 8 passes under the Arc de Triomphe. Appointment for the few sprinters left in the peloton.
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