Monday March 4th, 2013

Stage 1Saint-Germain-en-Laye / Nemours

Start 11h25 GMT 2+

Chavanel: "I like to ride at the front"

interview04.03.2013Stage 1- Saint-Germain-en-Laye / Nemours

Sylvain Chavanel explained that he had found himself in the front quite unwittingly, leading the sprint for one of his Omega Pharma Quick Step team-mates and praised the new generation of French sprinters.

"The aim was not to go into the breaks, I just like to ride at the front. I was surprised there was not more fighting going on in the finale as I'm not used to be involved in the bunch sprints. Since my mate Nikolas Maes is fast, I tried to lead him out but I went to the right and him to the left, it's a pity. We're looking for good sprinters in France and there's a new generation coming up. It's great because in modern cycling, lots of races finish with bunch sprints. My form is good. I hope it will improve every day."

The interview in video

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Sylvain Chavanel : "I like to ride at the front"

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