Sunday March 10th, 2013

Stage 7Nice / Col d'Éze

Start 13h40 GMT 2+

Talansky: "I'll come back and win"

interview10.03.2013Stage 7- Nice / Col d???ze

Andrew Talansky (GRS) finished second behind Richie Porte (SKY) and though he admitted the Australian was the best rider in this Paris-Nice, he promised to return to win one day.

So the best man won?

Yes.

Do you have any regrets?

I have no regrets. I like it when the best rider wins the race and Richie was the best rider so he deserves to win. I'm happy. I'll come back and win this race in the future.

Do you regret your aggressive tactics on Montagne de Lure?

It doesn't matter. You saw today that Richie was stronger. So there's nothing I could have done. This Paris-Nice is a big success. Second in the stage, second overall. Perfect. Next year, one day, I'll win.

It's a big step up in your career?

It's a big step up. I was second last year in Romandie and it was a hard race with Bradley in it but this is much harder than Romandie, one more step up than Romandie. It's the most difficult one-week race, the most prestigious one-week race race in the year with Dauphine. This race is a one-week Tour de France.

You'll be riding the Tour this year…

Definitely.

Will you be the Garmin Sharp leader then or will it be Ryder Hesjedal?

Ryder will go 100 pc for the Giro this year . He'll still be very, very good at the Tour but I'll definitely be a leader along with Ryder. As you saw with Sky last year, it doesn't hurt to have two leaders. When the race is down to ten riders in the mountains, it's better to be two with Ryder instead of only one.

The interview in video

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Andrew Talansky : "I'll come back to win this race"

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The news in pictures

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