Aimé de Gendt: “I could feel lactic acid all over my legs”

July 17 th 2019 - 19:04

"When I went solo, around 7 kilometers to go, it was all downhill. I believed everything was flat until the finsih and I thought I may have a chance of making it. But then came the airport part, and that uphill was never-ending… I could feel lactic acid all over my legs. Rossetto saying I was saving energy in the last kilometres so I could break away solo and win the Combativity prize? Well, I think that isn’t true. I felt I was stronger in the last kms and that’s why Rossetto couldn’t follow me when I accelerated. The work on the breakaway was alright. We were working well together until 20k to go. From then on, we’d gone full gas. At some point I felt I could go faster and that’s why I attacked."

Tour de France 2019 - 17/07/2019 - Etape 11 - Albi / Toulouse (167 Km) - Aime DE GENDT (WANTY - GOBERT CYCLING TEAM) - Combatif du jour
Tour de France 2019 - 17/07/2019 - Etape 11 - Albi / Toulouse (167 Km) - Aime DE GENDT (WANTY - GOBERT CYCLING TEAM) - Combatif du jour © A.S.O./Alex BROADWAY

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