Saturday July 12th, 2014

Stage 8Tomblaine / GĂ©rardmer La Mauselaine

Start 13h40 (Local time)

Michal Kwiatkowski: «At the end of the day, it's not too bad»

interview12.07.2014Stage 8- Tomblaine / GĂ©rardmer La Mauselaine

Best young rider.

“I've suffered in the first hill when the Tinkoff-Saxo riders started to accelerate. But I remained motivated and I was lucky to be helped by Tony Martin and Jan Bakelants who stayed with me. I continued to fight to lose the minimum of time. At the end of the day, it's not too bad because I'm the best young rider now. Tinkoff-Saxo has been a very strong team today. Contador knows that he has to make it up for the time lost on Nibali. As for myself, I try to do my best in the overall standings but I have no idea of what I'll be able to do compare to the best climbers. So far so good.”

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