Tour de France stage 14 reactions: Jakob Fuglsang, Adam Yates, Vincenzo Nibali, Emanuel Buchmann
Jul 21 2019 05:48 am CET

Tour de France stage 14 reactions: Jakob Fuglsang, Adam Yates, Vincenzo Nibali, Emanuel Buchmann
Tour de France stage 14 reactions: Jakob Fuglsang, Adam Yates, Vincenzo Nibali, Emanuel Buchmann
Tour de France

The Tourmalet tested the legs of the General Classification contenders at the 14th stage of the Tour de France and it resulted in changes in the overall standings. Jakob Fuglsang, Adam Yates, Vincenzo Nibali and Emanuel Buchmann talked about their day at the end of the stage.

Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)

"Overall, it went quite good today. I was feeling good, but the hard accelerations in the last two kilometres killed me a bit and I had to pay for that. In the final part, I really suffered, but I was not the only one. It was the first big test and the first time where the GC guys really had to battle it out. It could have been worse for me today, but of course, it can always be better. There are more days like these coming up and I’m still hoping to do something great in this Tour, we will see what will happen."

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)

"Not the best day that’s for sure. Everyone comes out of a time trial differently and usually I come out pretty good but today was a different story. No excuses really, I just didn’t have the legs on the day and that’s how it goes sometimes. More than anything I’m just sorry to the guys who have kept me out the wind and looked after me for the past 2 weeks, they’ve sacrificed their own chances to help me out and in the end, it didn’t come off. Having said all that, tomorrow is another day and we will continuing fighting like it’s day one!"

Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida)

"Today I felt finally better and it was right to try something in this mountain stage. I attacked very early and after other riders arrived, I think it was a good break with strong riders but the peloton never left us too much space. I am happy with my race because I consider it a step towards a complete recovery. If one is not feeling well, he is unable to escape and having succeeded is a good sign. It will not be easy but I will try again in the next stages."

Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)

"I'm very happy today. I had great legs from the start, I didn't encounter any problems on the Soulour and on the Tourmalet I was never on the limit until the final 2km. When I saw the others were suffering, I knew I could still ramp up my pace, so I launched an attack. I would, obviously, have liked to take the stage but I'm happy I was able to split the group of favourites and I feel satisfied with my fourth place. I think I'm on the right track, I moved one spot to fifth in the GC and if I can continue like this, I feel confident about the upcoming mountain stages."






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