Tour de France - Giulio Ciccone: The Yellow Jersey was my childhood dream
Jul 12 2019 01:47 am CET

Tour de France - Giulio Ciccone: The Yellow Jersey was my childhood dream
Tour de France - Giulio Ciccone: The Yellow Jersey was my childhood dream
Trek-Segafredo

Trek-Segafredo's Giulio Ciccone has taken the Yellow Jersey at the end of the sixth stage of the Tour de France by six seconds.

The 24-year-old crossed the finish line in the second position and this was enough to take the Yellow Jersey from Julian Alaphilippe -who fought all the way to the end to keep it. After showing an outstanding performance at the 2019 Giro d'Italia, the youngster continues to impress at the second grand tour of the season, the first one of his career.

"The Yellow Jersey was my childhood dream," Ciccone commented after the finish line. "Today I made it come true. It’s a beautiful achievement. It’s hard to believe. My goal and our team’s goal was to win the stage. I was pissed off that I lost the stage win but when I realized that I had the yellow jersey, the feeling of anger passed straight away.

"It’s wonderful. The Giro was my first goal of the year but as I came out of it with a great condition, we decided with the team that I’d do the Tour as well, for experience at the age of 24. I started even better than we imagined. We have a strong team to defend the jersey even though flat stages at the Tour de France are hard as well."




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