Tuesday July 22nd, 2014

Stage 16Carcassonne / Bagnères-de-Luchon

Start 11h00 (Local time)

Van Garderen: "I just didn't have the legs"

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

Tejay Van Garderen was one of the favourites who lost the most on Port de Bales, finishing 3:36 behind the other leaders to find himself 6th overall, 9:25 behind Vincenzo Nibali and four minutes outside of the podium.  

"I just didn't have the legs. I felt a bit empty. In the descent, I just tried to hang to my boys and limit my losses. I'm really hoping I can bounce back and recover the legs I had in the Alps. Movistar made an insane tempo and it was just too hard. It's not finished yet. We have three hard GC days to come, I'm hoping to bounce back."

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