Saturday July 19th, 2014

Stage 14Grenoble / Risoul

Start 12h10 (Local time)

Alessandro De Marchi: "Also today I achieved only half..."

interview19.07.2014Stage 14- Grenoble / Risoul

“Today my plan wasn't to enter the breakaway. I must thank my team-mate Peter [Sagan]. It's him who made me get into that small group. He has acted like a real Lord. He put himself at my service. But I needed a bigger advantage and a bit more legs in the finale. Today I felt the fatigue I accumulated yesterday. Also today I achieved only half of what I wanted. I should have put all my eggs in the same basket and do only one stage at the front but it's too easy to say that now. There's still one week to go and we'll continue to try and win a stage.”

  • Majka claims first Tour win in Risoul

    Second on stage 13 in Chamrousse, Tour de France rookie Rafal Majka went on the attack again and stayed away from a long lasting escape to claim his first stage victory in Risoul while Vincenzo Nibali comfortably retained the yellow jersey as he crossed the finishing line in second place 24 seconds behind the Polish up and coming climber.

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