Tour de France stage 10 reactions: Natnael Berhane, Romain Bardet, Emanuel Buchmann, Richie Porte
Jul 16 2019 05:42 am CET

Tour de France stage 10 reactions: Natnael Berhane, Romain Bardet, Emanuel Buchmann, Richie Porte
Tour de France stage 10 reactions: Natnael Berhane, Romain Bardet, Emanuel Buchmann, Richie Porte
Tour de France

The tenth stage of the 2019 Tour de France was unexpectedly exciting with crosswinds and breaks in the peloton that caused changes in the General Classification. Natnael Berhane, Romain Bardet, Emanuel Buchmann and Richie Porte shared their thoughts of this eventful stage.

Natnael Berhane (Cofidis)

"It’s the second time I was motivated to ride for the combativity prize. Also on stage 6, I tried. I’m very happy to be awarded for the first time at the Tour de France today. It was very complicated for us to stay at the front as the peloton didn’t let us more than 2’30’’ of a time difference."

Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale)

"I was the worst placed of the favourites at the start, and I simply followed the flow. This kind of stages can sometimes make big differences. This is why the Tour de France is so difficult. There are 21 stages and it is hard to target one when shooting for the overall standings."

Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)

"Big thanks to all my teammates, they did a tremendous job today. They always kept an eye on me and Patrick and made sure to place us to the front before they made an important move. Everything turned out splendidly and I'm very happy I was able to gain some time on a number of the main GC contenders. Still, we have to be very cautious, the real GC battle will start at the end of this week and nothing has been decided yet. It is, certainly, good to start with an advantage and I look forward to the first mountain stages in the Pyrenees."

Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo)

"We knew it was coming, but when they put it in the gutter there on the left-hand side, I was the last guy to not get across. It was just a power thing – and I just wasn’t up for it today. It’s disappointing but the race still goes on. There were quite a lot of GC guys in my boat as well, so I guess now we all have to do something but there’s still a lot of hard racing to come."




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