Sunday March 9th, 2014

Stage 1Mantes-la-Jolie / Mantes-la-Jolie

Start 12h00 GMT 2+

Christophe Laborie - I'll see how I feel at the end of the week

interview09.03.2014Stage 1- Mantes-la-Jolie / Mantes-la-Jolie

A 109-kms solo helped Christophe Laborie clinch the polka-dot jersey he is almost certain to retain at the end of the second stage with only one third category comb on the stage menu.


"My goal was obviously to seek the polka-dot jersey for I knew I had great chances to hold it tomorrow morning and keep it tomorrow evening. It was very important for us as a team because the jersey is sponsored by Jean Floch, who are also the sponsors who saved us. It was the plan and I was one of the riders picked to do it because I'm pretty fast. I was hoping for a small group to join me but I found myself on my own. It was a long day. For the rest of the race, we'll see. I'm a pretty god climber. We'll see how I feel at the end of the week."

Stage 1 Mantes-la-Jolie / Mantes-la-Jolie

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