Tuesday July 3rd, 2012

Stage 3Orchies / Boulogne-sur-Mer

Start 12h40 GMT 2+

Morkov: I'm well cooked now...

interview03.07.2012Stage 3- Orchies / Boulogne-sur-Mer

The Danish debutant from Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank, Michael Morkov has been in escapes in three out of three stages. He wanted some podium time and he's earned that but, after also picking up the 'Fighting Spirit' award he says that's enough attacking from him for now.

“My goal today was to go out and get some more points [for the polka-dot jersey] and make sure that I keep the lead for a few more days. But attacking is now over for me now: I've been in breakaways for almost 600km out of the first 600km of my first Tour and that's enough for now. I have the points that I need and I'm really proud of my days in the jersey.
“Today I also got the prize as the most aggressive rider and of course I'm proud of that. I raced a good race and the public likes that. It's really a nice experience for me to be riding in the Tour de France for the first time.
“Until now I've been the most aggressive rider in this race and I'm happy to be on the stage every day with the mountain jersey. I'm well cooked now. Today was a really tough day but I really wanted to fight for the jersey because with the points I've earned I can keep it until the real mountains.”

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