Samuel Dumoulin (Ag2R, 5th in the stage): "It's not a disappointment when you look at the quality of the field and the riders with whom I was –– the worlds runner-up Matthews, the world champion Sagan, Boasson-Hagen, Van Avermaet and I was there with them. It was a very fast end to the stage, very hard with riders like Nibali and Rui Costa. I was there in the finale, I sensed Sagan split attempt. And then the guys were real strong. I gave it all I had but I couldn't do any better. I was happy to be there. In the end I told myself to enjoy it because these are rare moments. I had great legs but I'm not going to cry. It was a great breakaway and I was part of it. It's already great."
Samuel Dumoulin: "I couldn't do any better"
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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Jersey wearers after the stage 2
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