Marc Hirschi: "My first Tour couldn't be better"

“It’s unbelievable. Two times, I’ve been really close. I never thought I could win today. I went full gas in the last few hundred metres. I can’t describe my feelings. I’m lost for words. On the bike, I was always doubting I’d win. I had in my mind the picture of the last two times when I lost. To get my first pro victory at the Tour de France… it couldn’t have been any better. It’s incredible. In the Pyrénées, I got the confidence for trying to win today, otherwise I would have never attacked solo in that climb. What I did last week gave me this extra power. Two podiums and my first pro win at the Tour, it’s like a dream.”

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