Tuesday July 8th, 2014

Stage 4Le Touquet-Paris-Plage / Lille Métropole

Start 13h55 (Local time)

Thomas Voeckler: "I had lots of fun"

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

Thomas Voeckler again stepped into the limelight of the Tour de France, this time with a long breakaway first with Spain's Luis Maté and then solo. But, most importantly, he had lots of fun.

"I decided to go on the attack this morning to get the engine going. I'm a 35-year-old diesel and need to warm up. I was under no illusions about the odds of making it to the finish, but I had lots of fun today. We're not afraid of tomorrow stage, but we're obviously apprehensive. Our aim will be to keep Pierre (Rolland) safe and make sure he loses as little time as possible. Yesterday's small incident was nothing important. He's joined the ranks of the top stage racers, he's on a whole new level. As for Bryan Coquard, we've got to give him time to learn and make progress, but don't worry, you'll get the opportunity to write about him really soon."

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