Nibali tames the Mûr of Bretagne
Mûr de Bretagne, July 12th, ST6 – The Mûr of Bretagne offered as usual a good show and also some little surprises. As many overall contenders lost some time, in fact, Vincenzo Nibali finished in the same time as the first group.
“I knew that the Mûr could have made a certain selection – the Italian champion explained – and that is how it actually was. The effort was violent but I did well, arriving just seconds after the winner the Irishman Daniel Martin. “
“Climbing to the top, I lost a few meters but I managed to recover. Then I was there, “still”, it was really strong and it made no sense to do anything else »
Domenico Pozzovivo commented today’s stage: “We were a bit surprised when the peloton split in two with less than 100km to, but then we recovered. Also today it was a nervous stage with everyone who wants to occupy the first part of the group. My condition is growing even if I’m not yet 100% “.
A good day also for SD Rik Verbrugghe: “We have gained a few seconds and this is always something positive. It was not a suitable climb for Vincenzo, but he proved to be in a good shape and to be at the some level of his opponents”.
Tomorrow’s almost flat stage. From Fougères to Chartres (231km) with only one fourth category for a probable final in which the fast wheels will be protagonists.
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