Giro d'Italia - Chris Froome: It was such a relief to get into that last 100 meters
May 19 2018 05:51 pm CET

Giro d'Italia - Chris Froome: It was such a relief to get into that last 100 meters
Giro d'Italia - Chris Froome: It was such a relief to get into that last 100 meters
Photo of Chris Froome © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Chris Froome revived his Giro d'Italia ambitions with a great victory at the top of the Zoncolan, one of the race's most infamous climbs.

The Team Sky leader attacked at around four kilometers from the finish and although Simon Yates chased him until the last moment, Froome managed to hold on to take the win.

"It's a really special feeling, winning up on top of the climb today," he said. Just an amazing feeling, on such a monumental climb here in this year's Giro d'Italia and for the race in general. It's just such a good feeling especially after a really hard start to the race for me and the team.

"The team has supported me so well in the last two weeks so to get the victory today really means a lot."

Froome's teammates had set a high pace until the Briton's final attack, which came at exactly the right moment as no one had an immediate answer.

"I felt that was the moment the race was really on the limit. That was the moment for me to go. I had obviously did the recon here, I knew the last few kilometers. The team had done a great job pulling me to that moment. Wout (Poels) had done a big effort, made it really hard until that point," he explained.

"Even right to the line Simon was just behind me. I kept on hearing five seconds, ten seconds, five seconds. I didn't know if he was gonna catch me or not so it was just such a relief to get into that last 100 meters and to hear that I was gonna win the stage."




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