Tour de France stage 7 reactions: Elia Viviani, Peter Sagan, Giulio Ciccone, Wout van Aert
Jul 13 2019 06:16 am CET

Tour de France stage 7 reactions: Elia Viviani, Peter Sagan, Giulio Ciccone, Wout van Aert
Tour de France stage 7 reactions: Elia Viviani, Peter Sagan, Giulio Ciccone, Wout van Aert
Tour de France

The longest stage of the 106th Tour de France finished in a bunch sprint in which Dylan Groenewegen could finally celebrate. Elia Viviani, Peter Sagan, Giulio Ciccone and Wout van Aert shared their experiences in the stage after the finish line.

Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

"After the last corner, I noticed that my wheel wasn’t steady and I realised at once that it was a puncture and I wouldn’t be able to sprint properly. It was bad luck, and it makes me sad because the guys worked hard today to bring back the escapees and put me at the front with the finish line in sight. But that’s the sport, and there’s nothing you can do in this kind of situations."

Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe)

"I'm happy with my performance and my result today. It was a very long stage, with wind and quite slow speed that finished, as expected in a bunch sprint. It was the fastest rider that won today but once again, everybody worked hard in the team, I took more points in the intermediate sprint while my third place at the finish further increased my advantage. I'm happy with my form, we have a tough stage tomorrow where we will give our best."

Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo)

"The finale was crazy and I was a little tired with my legs after yesterday. But I'm again in the yellow jersey. Tomorrow will be a very hard stage again. For sure I need to try to keep the jersey but I only have six seconds so it will be hard. It's very difficult. Six seconds is nothing. For me, it is important to recover well and tomorrow we will see. With the yellow jersey, it will be impossible to be in the breakaway."

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma)

"During the last sprint, Dylan had not yet fully recovered from his crash. Today, I noticed that he was a lot happier, but especially that he was more interested in the victory. It's nice that he could finish it off today."







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