Friday July 11th, 2014

Stage 7Épernay / Nancy

Start 11h55 (Local time)

Vincenzo Nibali: "I always have to keep an eye on Contador"

interview11.07.2014Stage 7- Épernay / Nancy

Yellow jersey.

"It was another long day in the saddle today. It became stressful when all the big teams came up to the front of the peloton and the finale has been the most dangerous. I remember that two years ago, even though the time trials were much longer and more important for the overall ranking, it was also nervous every day. I feel sorry for Peter Sagan who is my former team-mate and still a good friend but I'm happy for Matteo Trentin to be a winner. It's an important victory for Italian cycling. The coming week-end is going to be very difficult with a lot of climbs on the course. Alberto Contador gave me a signal of what he's keen to do when he asked Nicolas Roche to pull today. They didn't take me by surprise. It's normal that they try to make it up for the time lost and that I always have to keep an eye on them. I was up there. I'm well. My condition is good. To wear the yellow jersey is a motivating factor. It creates a positive stress. It's not that tiring for me but it is for my team-mates. They are great though. We look at working the best way we can."

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    Matteo Trentin of Omega Pharma-Quick Step scored his second stage win at the Tour de France one year after taking the laurels in Lyon. He passed Peter Sagan in extremis on the line in Nancy. The green jersey wearer had done everything he could before with putting his Cannondale team at the front of the peloton all day. He attacked in the last climb and sprinted in a crash marred finale but had to accept another defeat.

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