Michael Matthews: We’ll see what happens in the next stages
Jul 04 2017 02:39 am CET

Michael Matthews: We’ll see what happens in the next stages

Michael Matthews sprinted to the second place in the third stage of the Tour de France. The Australian didn't get the result he hoped for, but trusts in making it happen before the end of the race.

Matthews lost a good position in the last climb, but could rearrange things to fight for the final sprint in which he finished second behind Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe). "Today didn’t go as we had hoped, we got a little bit lost on the last climb and we had to re-evaluate and try something different," said the rider. "We’ll see what happens in the next stages, we have a lot more stages to come with more opportunities."

The last kilometres of the race were fast and dangerous, which forced the sprinters and their teams to fight for their positions. "On the final climb we were in a good position but then we lost each other and weren’t exactly where we wanted to be. To win a stage of the Tour everything has to be perfect so we will analyse today and take some learning points from it for the coming stages," said Matthews' teammate Simon Geschke.
Photo of Michael Matthews (cropped) © Team Sunweb





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