“It's amazing! I don't know what to say. Even with jersey I can't believe it, I've been close to the yellow jersey many times in my career. We tried to keep our positions on GC and it came down to a big big fight for the overall victory. We planned it very well with Fabio attacking [with Alejandro Valverde in the col de la Colombière] and everything went in our favour. We played really smart. Froome had to pull after Fabio and Valv. I tried to keep cool all day, and without pushing too much I went for the stage win and I got it all. My wife is waiting for a baby. This great victory is for her. There's still a long way to the Tour but I'm really happy with my condition now. I'll have to take it easy onto the Tour. With Fabio we'll form a good couple for the Tour. We'll share the leadership and we have a good team.”
Jakob Fuglsang: "It's amazing"
interview11.06.2017Stage 8- Albertville / Plateau de Solaison
Jakob Fuglsang of Astana became the first Dane to win the overall classification of the Critérium du Dauphiné as he dethroned race leader Richie Porte throughout the ten seconds bonus awarded to the winner of the conclusive stage. This is the third time in the past four editions that there is a change of leadership on the last day. It's been a thrilling finale again!
“I can't have any regret. It's been a nice race and I really tried… I had cramps. I'm totally dehydrated. I haven't had great feelings today. Richie Porte has been very strong all week and Fuglsang very impressive today. But I'm not so far behind. I've got more work to do. I have to stay focused on my training from now on.”
Jersey wearers after the stage 8
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