Giro d'Italia - Nans Peters: I have taken my first victory among the pros and in a grand tour, it's magical!
May 30 2019 02:42 am CET

Giro d'Italia - Nans Peters: I have taken my first victory among the pros and in a grand tour, it's magical!
Giro d'Italia - Nans Peters: I have taken my first victory among the pros and in a grand tour, it's magical!
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Nans Peters (AG2R La Mondiale) has taken his first professional victory at the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia. The rider launched a late attack on the last climb of the day and crossed the finish line on his own.

The Frenchman was part of the breakaway of the day and just starting the last ascent of the stage, decided to try his legs and his luck. None of his escape companions could catch him and this allowed him to celebrate this important victory by himself.

"It's amazing. I haven't realized it yet," said Peters at the finish line. "I have now won my first victory among the pros, and in a Grand Tour. It's magical. Eight of us escaped on the first climb. I ended up in a group with a bunch of big names, but I didn't let myself get too excited. I did my best to stay fresh for the final kilometres. And then I really focused at the end.

"I attacked only once with about 15 kilometres to go to the finish, and then I managed my effort well. With 1.5 kilometres to go to the line, I realized it was going to be enough. I could hear Arturas (Kasputis, sports director) in my hear telling me that there was no one within sight of me behind. The team had a difficult day yesterday. This win gives us the chance to continue on a good note."






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