Thursday July 4th, 2013

Stage 6Aix-en-Provence / Montpellier

Start 13h20 GMT 2+

Greipel: "I'm really proud to win again"

interview04.07.2013Stage 6- Aix-en-Provence / Montpellier

In 2012 there were three sprinters who each won three stages each: Mark Cavendish, Peter Sagan and André Greipel. All three of them won their respective national championships the weekend before the 100th Tour de France and, so far, two of them have claimed a stage victory in the opening week. Cavendish got his turn in Marseille and in Montpellier it was Greipel who was first to the line... Sagan wears yellow but admitted that it was impossible to beat the German in stage six.

“The whole day was a really nervous one; with the wind everybody seemed afraid that it might split. But for me the sprint a close one but the team was there for me and they supported me well for the lead-out and I think they were going pretty fast.

“It's nice to hear that [Peter] Sagan thinks it was impossible for him to win again me. Yesterday I hesitated a little bit in the sprint but today I really went for it and the team did too and of course I'm really proud to win again – the day couldn't have ended better.

“I don't know if Mark Cavendish was hindered by his fall, he was there at the finish. We are hard people: even when we crash, we are still there to do our job a lot of the time. Last year I also crashed two times near the end of a stage and I was still there for the sprint. I think he is okay because he is sprinting. He won yesterday and I won today and I think it's good because it's our objective to win stages.”

Stage 6 Aix-en-Provence / Montpellier

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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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