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Greg Van Avermaet: "It was just about timing"

interview03.07.2017Stage 3- Verviers / Longwy

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC, 4th in the stage): "I think Richie did a hard job. Everyone was a little bit 'à bloc'. Even Peter Sagan left a gap a little bit. Then, it was just about timing. I wanted to go a little bit earlier and surprise Peter a bit and take his wheel. But then he lost his pedal and he restarted his sprint again with me next to him and in the wind. This killed me a little bit I think. The team kept a good position for both of us, Richie and I. We had both options to play and I think this is the best approach to not lose time. Maybe you gain some seconds over the other guys if you are at the front of the peloton so for me it is the best solution to do what we did today. I felt great support from my team."

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