Thursday July 11th, 2013

Stage 12Fougères / Tours

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Juan Antonio Flecha: "I'm happy to have done what I did"

interview11.07.2013Stage 12- Fougères / Tours

The Spanish recruit at Vacansoleil-DCM was on the attack in stage 12 and although Juan Antonio Flecha's only stage win at the Tour de France was 10 years ago, he hasn't given up on the idea of claiming another.

“It's pretty much the same as every day you attack, the policy is to go as soon as possible and gain as much time as we could. It's the second week of the Tour de France so for the sprinters it's hard to control the race and manage the attacks.

“I really went for the win. They caught me with six kilometres to go but I'm still happy with my race because, when you see the speed of the peloton, it's nice to know that I could stay ahead for so long.

“It was a challenge for me to forget the pain of my injuries from the fall a few days ago but I'm happy to have done what I did today.”

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