Gianni Meersman: "I wasn't the best sprinter but I've done well"

interview09.06.2013Stage 8- Sisteron / Risoul

Gianni Meersman has won the points classification by two points over Chris Froome, it's been tight! "This morning, I calculated carefully", the Belgian described. "I realized that Froome could take the green jersey, had he finished third, but if I won the intermediate sprint, he had to win the stage to beat me in the points classification. That's why I've wanted to make the breakaway. It worked out well in the sprint. Then, Froome came second and I've saved my lead for two points. It's almost nothing! Eventually, I leave the Dauphiné without a stage win but my week has been filled up properly. I knew I wasn't the best sprinter in the race but I've done well. Now I'll focus on the Belgian championship, then I'll take part in the Tour of Austria, the Clasica San Sebastian and the Vuelta.”

Stage 8 Sisteron / Risoul

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Jersey wearers after the stage 8

Classifications after the stage 8


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