Tour de France stage six roundup: Romain Bardet, Bauke Mollema, Jakob Fuglsang, Geraint Thomas
Jul 12 2018 11:35 pm CET

Tour de France stage six roundup: Romain Bardet, Bauke Mollema, Jakob Fuglsang, Geraint Thomas
Tour de France stage six roundup: Romain Bardet, Bauke Mollema, Jakob Fuglsang, Geraint Thomas
Tour de France

Here are some reactions after a stage in which echelons, accidents and attacks were the stars.

Romain Bardet

My rear wheel broke. I had to change my bike with Tony (Gallopin) three kilometres from the finish. And so the effort to do that just killed me for the Mur. It’s never a good thing to concede time like that. The whole pack was rolling very fast when I had my problem. But of course, these are just the hazards of the sport. Apart from that, everything’s fine. There are always twists and turns at the Tour de France. Today luck was simply not on our side.

Bauke Mollema

"Phew! That was a very steep and explosive climb, but it went really well actually. The team kept me in front the whole day, especially in the last 50kms. I tried to sprint and made it to top 10 and I'm definitely happy with today’s performance. I had a really good feeling in the legs and felt a lot of power so, yeah, I am satisfied. Of course, I knew it would be hard for me to go for the victory today. This final suits guys like Martin and Valverde better because they are more explosive than I am, but anyway I am happy I was up there with them today."

Jakob Fuglsang

"Of course, after the chasing, the main goal was just to finish in the group of favourites. After all, I’m quite satisfied, as it’s not a finish that I like so much. I’m optimistic, even after the two small crashes without any serious injuries. I’m feeling comfortable and the legs are good. So, I’m confident about the next days and I’m looking forward to the cobbles and the mountains."

Geraint Thomas

"Everyone was on me so I thought I’d chill and let them (do the work). Dan was super strong so fair play. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a podium there, as I’d have had enough seconds to get the jersey. I think everyone will be watching me now. I got away with it twice, I don’t think I could get away with it a third time. It was more just going for it because I saw the opportunity."




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