Tuesday July 22nd, 2014

Stage 16Carcassonne / Bagnères-de-Luchon

Start 11h00 (Local time)

Rafal Majka: «It's difficult to defend the polka dot jersey»

interview22.07.2014Stage 16- Carcassonne / Bagnères-de-Luchon

King of the Mountains.

“This morning, I wasn't sure I'd wear the polka dot jersey tonight. I was watching the breakaways and I tried to score one point at the first KOM sprint. I was fighting with my compatriot Michal Kwiatkowski who was looking for riding away from the bunch. I passed him on the line. I'm glad Michael Rogers won a stage after I did it but the Tour de France is not finished. There are two hard stages to come. We'll try to do something. It's difficult for me to defend the polka dot jersey because there are many points in contention and I have two serious adversaries with Joaquim Rodriguez and Vincenzo Nibali.”

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    After Rafal Majka in the Alps, another of Alberto Contador's domestiques claimed his first stage victory at the Tour de France. Michael Rogers managed to get rid of the Europcar duo formed of Thomas Voeckler and Cyril Gautier to arrive solo in Bagnères-de-Luchon. In the yellow jersey group, Thibaut Pinot took a significant advantage over direct rivals Tejay van Garderen and Romain Bardet while Vincenzo Nibali comfortably retained the overall lead.

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