Tour de Pologne - Dylan Teuns: It still hasn't sunk in
Aug 04 2017 09:07 pm CET

Tour de Pologne - Dylan Teuns: It still hasn't sunk in
Tour de Pologne - Dylan Teuns: It still hasn't sunk in
Photo of Dylan Teuns ©Tim De Waele/TDWsport.com

Dylan Teuns' victory in the Tour de Pologne was yet another sign of the good condition he is having in the current situation. He had recently already won the Tour de Wallonie.

After a stage that was set to be very exciting for the public due to the close time gaps in the General Classification, Teuns was still in amazement. "No, I can't believe it," he said. "It still hasn't sunk in. It's unbelievable!"

Even though BMC managed to control the entire stage, the last climbs proved very hard for the Belgian. "I was still feeling good before the really steep climb but I knew when I was climbing that I was quite at the limit and then I found it difficult to recover for the second to last climb," Teuns commented. "It was a really hard moment for me. I was so lucky to have Tejay van Garderen with me. He was pacing but it was too hard, so I called him back in the radio, and he did directly and did a perfect pace on the climb."

The rider could recover at Van Garderen's wheel, but there was still some more climbing to be done. "In the last climb I said to myself 'Now it's all in. I have Tejay with me' and it was perfect," he explained.

"I could see that he still had something left in the legs to do this last climb. (Rafal) Majka tried to attack me three times I think and I knew I had to follow. I was hurting so much in the final sprint but I knew what it was for. I gave it everything I had in my legs."




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