"I thought the stage was going to be easier today, but it was full gas racing the whole day. At least my team stayed with me the whole day and we didn’t have to pull. I was in perfect position in the last kilometres. Going through the city there are too many obstacles and places where bad things can happen… So it was key to be well placed on the group. [Tomorrow’s mountaintop finish at] Grand Colombier will be a nice challenge, and I’m sure it will be fun to watch. My eyes are on everyone, but mostly on myself. It’s my effort the one I can actually manage - not the rest’s."