Monday July 16th, 2012

Stage 15Samatan / Pau

Start 13h50 GMT 2+

Van Garderen: I've got a nice rest day to look forward to

interview16.07.2012Stage 15- Samatan / Pau

Another day, another white jersey for Tejay van Garderen. The American was part of the group that finished 11'50» behind the stage winner in Pau but he admitted that it was a difficult day of racing.

“It was really tough at the start. This is one of the days when you look at the profile of the stage and you think, ‘Oh, that's a nice easy cruise into the rest day.' It was anything but that! The roads were rough and up and down all day with over 2,000 metres of climbing and it was just relentless.
“I struggle in the heat. Actually, I was feeling the best when it was raining yesterday. I'm the kind of guy who struggles when it gets hot but I've got a nice rest day to look forward to tomorrow.”

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