Friday July 11th, 2014

Stage 7Épernay / Nancy

Start 11h55 (Local time)

Matteo Trentin: "I wasn't feeling good this morning"

interview11.07.2014Stage 7- Épernay / Nancy

Stage winner.

"It's been tight! I've won by just a few centimeters. It was very nervous with this complicated finale and those crashes but I didn't realize really because everything was happening behind me. Surprisingly, I wasn't feeling good this morning. I didn't have good legs and after 150 kilometres, I didn't know how I'd manage to go over those two climbs at the end. But on the way, I felt better and better. After the first climb, I realized something was possible. The course was really inspiring for me. Kwiatkowski led me out at perfection. I had to finish it off. But at the end, I really thought that Sagan had passed me. It's wonderful for the team, especially after six days of bad luck. We've had punctures, crashes, wrong timing for attacking, chain drop, etc. Since Cavendish crashed, we try all we can to go for a stage victory, with Renshaw, Kwiatkowski and I'm the one who makes it. But it's not my victory, it's the team's victory.”

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