Monday March 4th, 2013

Stage 1Saint-Germain-en-Laye / Nemours

Start 11h25 GMT 2+

Bouhanni: "Especially glad for the team"

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

French champion Nacer Bouhanni was all the more pleased with his victory in the first stage of Paris-Nice as it was a great reward for his FDJ team-mates, who worked very hard to bring him back and set him up ideally for the bunch sprint in Nemours.

“I was already delighted to have won the last stage in the Tour of Oman but I hadn't raced since and I was not sure what my condition was. I'm above all delighted for the team as they did a hell of a job. Jeremy Roy did a great job to bridge the gap on the escapees. And in the finale, I didn't care too much about what was happening behind with Boonen or Kittel. I was focused on my sprint. I'm all the happier as this is my first Paris-Nice and it's extraordinary to win the first stage with the French champion jersey on. We'll keep fighting in the next few stages. The second and third are ideal for sprinters so obviously they are goals. As for the Yellow Jersey, it should stay on the back of a sprinter, so it should be OK.”

 

 

The interview in video

video04/03/2013 

Nacer Bouhanni : "I'm glad for the team"

  • Nacer Bouhanni : "I'm glad for the team"

Stage 1 Saint-Germain-en-Laye / Saint-Germain-en-Laye

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Jersey wearers after the stage 7

Classifications after the stage 7

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