Julian Alaphilippe: “I never got so much support”

July 25 th 2018 - 19:23

 

It was short and intense. I like that. I was a bit worried after the hard day we had yesterday. But I felt good. I reckoned this stage with Bob Jungels and it helped me. I targeted the KOM points of the first climb. I also passed the second one at the front but after that, it was impossible to keep going. I’ve never been supported by the crowd as much as these days with the polka dot jersey. To bring it to Paris would be an enormous pride.”

Tour de France 2018 - 25/07/2018 - Etape 17 - Bagnères-de-Luchon / Saint-Lary-Soulan Col du Portet (65 km) - Julian ALAPHILIPPE (QUICK - STEP FLOORS) Avec le maillot à pois
Tour de France 2018 - 25/07/2018 - Etape 17 - Bagnères-de-Luchon / Saint-Lary-Soulan Col du Portet (65 km) - Julian ALAPHILIPPE (QUICK - STEP FLOORS) Avec le maillot à pois © ASO/Alex BROADWAY

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