Matteo Trentin: "Winning solo makes it special for me"
July 24 th 2019 - 17:55
“This win is worth two wins because after stage 10 to Albi, I thought my chances to win a stage were today. I had stage 12 to Bagnères-de-Bigorre in mind and it went well because my team-mate Simon Yates won it from our breakaway group. Today was definitely my last possibility before three days that are extremely demanding. My mental helped me win even more than my legs. I would have never imagined to win solo. I attacked two or three times, trying to go solo before the climb bearing in mind that I’m more able to ride at my pace at the front than try and follow people who attack uphill. This solo win has a special taste after two that I got throughout bunch sprints. I was making top 10 in all kind of stages. Finally I won, it’s a great moment.”