Sunday June 11th, 2017

Stage 8Albertville / Plateau de Solaison

Start 11h35 (Local time)

Koen Bouwman: "The greatest week of my cycling career"

interview11.06.2017Stage 8- Albertville / Plateau de Solaison

“Today it wasn't possible for me to make the break. It was full gas racing from kilometer 0. I tried to go before the climb in the first fifteen kilometers but my group didn't go clear. Then I was just riding full gas to the finish within the time limit, hoping that none of the guys behind me in the King of the Mountains classification was taking a lot of points. I was told that I mathematically kept the lead but my sport director asked me to ride full gas from the bottom of the last climb to the top because I was more than eighteen minutes behind so it was a question of making the time cut. I'm exhausted but I'm also very happy. This has been the greatest week of my cycling career so far.”

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