"It was not a long stage but it was fast and very nervous. We struggled to stay in the front. I tried to take Kristoff's wheel but it was hard. All the time I was only thinking about the line. I could see the finish line and I really gave everything I had today, but it was very difficult. We did not underestimate Kristoff, we always knew he was a very dangerous guy as he showed today. Today we saw that we were not unbeatable. We must still focus on our race and our preparation. It was tough today. Tomorrow will be a very difficult stage but we also have ambitions in it. We have John Degenkolb, the rider who finished second in Paris-Roubaix."
Marcel Kittel: It was tough today
interview08.07.2014Stage 4- Le Touquet-Paris-Plage / Lille Métropole
Another notch in Marcel Kittel's belt. The best sprinter in the world claimed his third win in four stages at this year's Tour de France, but his triumph opposite Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille was much more difficult than the previous ones. The Giant-Shimano colossus failed to anticipate Alexander Kristoff's burst of raw power and had to squeeze every ounce of power he had to overtake the Norwegian, taking a Northern-flavoured stage which saw Chris Froome take a tumble at the very beginning....
Involved in a long break with Spaniard Luis Mate then on his own, Thomas Voeckler again shone on a Tour de France. And above all, he enjoyed himself.
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Who is the most likely to win stage 21 on the Champs-Elysées?
- Marcel Kittel37.14%
- Alexander Kristoff12.44%
- André Greipel7.74%
- Mark Renshaw2.15%
- Peter Sagan40.53%