Giro d'Italia stage 19 reactions: Richard Carapaz, Miguel Angel Lopez, Rafal Majka, Francois Bidard, Amaro Antunes
Jun 01 2019 05:31 am CET

Giro d'Italia stage 19 reactions: Richard Carapaz, Miguel Angel Lopez, Rafal Majka, Francois Bidard, Amaro Antunes
Giro d'Italia stage 19 reactions: Richard Carapaz, Miguel Angel Lopez, Rafal Majka, Francois Bidard, Amaro Antunes
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The breakaway survived once more at the 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia and Esteban Chaves showed to have the better legs on the last part of the climb. Richard Carapaz, Miguel Angel Lopez, Rafal Majka, Francois Bidard and Amaro Antunes talked about the day full of action.

Richard Carapaz (Movistar)

"I’ll think of Verona the day we’ll be in Verona. Today’s attack by Miguel Angel Lopez was expected but Mikel Landa is now totally at my service. He said it to me with his own words. I’m not stressed about defending the Maglia Rosa. I’m confident."

Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana)

"We were sure that even in this stage is possible to do something good. So, we decided to try in the last few kilometres to see if we can gain some seconds. The team was perfect, the guys did everything ideal. I felt good all day long, so I attacked and could open a gap. I pushed hard until the finish line and, finally, won important time on my rivals. I am happy with that, but, for sure, all the main things in this Giro d’Italia are waiting for us tomorrow. It will be the most decisive stage, everyone will try to do something and we also will try."

Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe)

"I had better legs today, and in the end, I reached the finish with the group of favourites and was able to defend my position in the general classification. There were no significant changes in the overall standings and I'm satisfied that Davide and I were able to maintain our top ten positions. After one difficult day in the mountains, I'm in good form again, and look with confidence towards the Giro's final mountain stage tomorrow."

Francois Bidard (AG2R La Mondiale)

"I gave everything I could. This is my third Giro, and since we no longer have a leader for the general classification, we switched into offensive mode. We are taking every opportunity; after Nans and Nico, it was my turn today. And we weren't missing by much today. We are seeing the AG2R La Mondiale team, and the team will try again tomorrow."

Amaro Antunes (CCC Team)

"Today, was a good stage for me. Maybe it was my last chance to win a stage here at the Giro d'Italia. In the finale of the stage, I started the climb at a steady and regular pace but, Esteban Chaves had better legs so, in the end, it was the third place for me. I am happy but, of course, the best would be to win the stage."




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