Tuesday July 8th, 2014

Stage 4Le Touquet-Paris-Plage / Lille Métropole

Start 13h55 (Local time)

Thomas Voeckler: "I enjoyed myself"

interview08.07.2014Stage 4- Le Touquet-Paris-Plage / Lille Métropole

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.

"I had decided in the morning to make a move to dust off the engine. I'm a diesel, I'm 35, I need to warm up. I had no illusions about my chances to go all the way. But I really enjoyed myself today. We're not afraid of tomorrow's stage, but we're apprehensive of course. The goal for us will be to make sure to place Pierre Rolland in the best possible position and loses as little time as possible. The little failure he had yesterday is nothing, he has become one of the great Grand Tour riders in the world. He is now in another dimension. As for Bryan Coquard, you must leave him time to progress but don't worry, you will soon have to talk about him."

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