Tuesday July 2nd, 2013

Stage 4Nice / Nice

Start 15h15 GMT 2+

Matt Goss: "Bring on the next few days!"

interview02.07.2013Stage 4- Nice / Nice

In Orica-GreenEdge's Tour de France debut, the protected rider was sprint specialist Matt Goss. He now has a few flat stages to ply his trade and, the Tasmanian suggested in Nice, it might just be a little easier now that the pressure is off and his team has won - twice - in the Tour's 100th edition.

“Yesterday's win opened up the floodgates and there's no better way to back it up than by doing what we've done today. It's very special to stand up there on the podium with all nine guys and all get presented together. I remember in Tirreno-Adriatico when we won there [in a team time trial] it was our first win in Europe and it's such a special feeling for the team with the whole team up there. Even when you win a big race by yourself it's achieved thanks to the work of the whole team and this is one event that really showcases that.
“I've got some big shoes to fill now after Simon has done what he has these past two stages, but the pressure is off the team now. We got so close to a win last year so many times that it was frustrating for myself but hopefully this run of success will make things come a little easier. I'm confident in my form and my condition so let's bring on the next few days.”

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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%
14123 votes

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