Thursday July 5th, 2012

Stage 5Rouen / Saint-Quentin

Start 12h45 GMT 2+

Cancellara: a dream is not a goal

interview05.07.2012Stage 5- Rouen / Saint-Quentin

Tomorrow Fabian Cancellara will spent his 27th day in a yellow jersey at the Tour de France , that's more than any other rider who has not won the overall title. He's happy with his time in the lead but is realistic about his abilities...

“It's always a pleasure to ride in the yellow jersey and, plus, to make history like I have today is pretty awesome. For us it's been a great opening for the Tour de France. Having done what we have takes a lot of pressure away and we're almost at the second week and we can go in with a different situation – one of being almost relaxed, not having too much pressure because I think winning once and then having the yellow jersey for so many days is a great opportunity and we seized it and took advantage of it. This is good for us as a whole team, it's good for the sponsors, it's good for cycling, it's good for the supporters from all over the world. We could not have a better beginning than the one we've had.
“We do what we have to do and the rest is up to the sprinters teams. We always have someone up the front of the peloton who is helping and I think that's is normal. Now we have another day in yellow and after tomorrow another phase will begin.
“The thought of actually winning the Tour de France is not realistic. The Tour is not what I have in my list of goals to win. The Tour is a dream and a dream is not a goal. A goal like that is something other riders have – from Fränk Schleck to [Andreas] Klöden, to [Bradley] Wiggins and Cadel [Evans]. I just live something else, I have the yellow jersey for 26 days now and that's good.”

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