Monday July 1st, 2013

Stage 3Ajaccio / Calvi

Start 12h55 GMT 2+

Pierre Rolland - "I'm going to wear this shirt a few days"

interview01.07.2013Stage 3- Ajaccio / Calvi

On his first day in the lead of the climbing classification, Pierre Rolland paced himself well and ultimately doubled his tally of points. He's cocky about his ability and happy with the way this Tour is going...

"I said I'd be in the right group that was riding at the front. Then, on the final climb, I asked David [Malacarne] to come with me. Then I could take the points at the top, which means that I can wear this polka-dot jersey for a few days. I know very well that this is something very important about the Tour.

"For the moment, we see that all the favourites are on the defensive, merely doing what it takes to prevent falls. I prefer to seize opportunities when the route is suitable. Maybe in the last week, I'll pay it, but I think it has never killed anyone to make such efforts."

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