Sunday July 14th, 2013

Stage 15Givors / Mont Ventoux

Start 10h45 GMT 2+

Chris Froome: I didn't expect to win...

interview14.07.2013Stage 15- Givors / Mont Ventoux

The race leader is the stage winner and the King of the Mountains. Chris Froome's dominant performance at the 100th Tour de France continued with an epic ride up into the sky...

“This climb is so historic and means so much to this race especially being the 100th edition. And I didn't expect to win here today. I wanted to get more of a buffer on GC but I didn't think I could go for the win. [Nairo] Quintana is a very strong climber and I wasn't expecting him to go from as far as he did but hats off to him, he did a great ride and he showed how strong he is. When I did catch up to him, I thought: ‘This guys is going to win the stage today and I'm going to have to settle for second'. But then, in the last 2km, he was fading a little and I still had a little bit left. We talked a little bit and I was just trying to say, ‘Man, come on just a little bit more... we're almost there...' but he was slipping behind.

“Near the end, I don't think that I attacked it was just that he couldn't ride on my wheel anymore and a gap opened up.”

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