â€śThe first climb was pretty full gas as always. It's always difficult to start a stage uphill. But we have a great team. Four of guys were at the front of the race at Port d'Envalira. We couldn't get the success we wanted in the first week but now we have it with Michael Matthews. He's pretty quick. When he has an opportunity to win, he usually makes the best of it. He's won everywhere. He was won a lot of bike races. He just hadn't won at the Tour de France yet. Today we knew if we'd get over the first climb, we could try and win the stage. None of the other teams had so many riders at the front. It went all down to the team's plan.â€ť
Adam Yates: «A great day for our team»
interview12.07.2016Stage 10- Escaldes-Engordany / Revel
First Australian win at the Tour de France this year with Michael Matthews outsprinting Peter Sagan in Revel for a revenge of the last world championship. It was a royal breakaway with former yellow jersey holder Greg Van Avermaet and 2014 Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali. Chris Froome retained the lead in the overall ranking.
"It was a pretty strange start. Obviously for us, there was a lot of work to do. We were happy with the breakaways that were going but at some stage, Valverde attacked so we had to neutralize that. We were not able to see much in the downhill of Envalira due to the fog. It was a bit like at the Giro a few years ago when Quintana slipped up the front so I was keeping an eye on him to make sure he wouldn't do the same again. Then it was a good day to keep off. I could ride with not much to...
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