Thursday July 11th, 2013

Stage 12Fougères / Tours

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Marcel Kittel: "Today I was the fastest man in the peloton"

interview11.07.2013Stage 12- Fougères / Tours

Although Marcel Kittel now has three stage wins to his credit and beaten André Greipel, Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish, he refrained from making any bold statements about his form but, when pushed by the media that wanted more than humility from the young German, he gave them what they sought and said that he was the fastest in the peloton...

“It's quite unbelievable. It feels like a dream and it's something very, very special for me and the whole team. The boys did a great job. We stayed really calm today and I cannot say that anyone made a mistake – the sprint preparation was very good and I'm unbelievably proud of how we stick together and I really enjoy working with My Boys.

“Today I was the fastest man in the peloton.

“Koen de Kort was a bit afraid that I might win again because we had a bet that, if I win three stages he has to shave his head. This is going to happen now. Since the first win we could just enjoy the Tour and easily focus on the next goals: winning stages. We have three wins already now and I'm so proud of my whole team. It's difficult to describe it with words.

“I want to finish the Tour de France and that means making it all the way to Paris and now I just have to survive another sprint stage and the Alps. It's pretty hard there, I've heard, but with the race that we've done already we can actually relax a little and that gives us a lot of extra motivation.”

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These five riders have won sprint stages of the 100th Tour de France. Of these five, who do you think will win in Paris?

  • Marcel Kittel14.93%
  • Simon Gerrans1.08%
  • Mark Cavendish54.21%
  • André Greipel5.5%
  • Peter Sagan24.28%
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