David Gaudu: "I faced the head wind after the downhill"

“Tourmalet is one of my favourite climbs and the Pyrénées are my favourite mountains. I said I’d go on the attack and give it all no matter what. I had to go ahead in order to not find myself with Pogacar and Vingegaard who would have been stronger than me in the finale. When I finished the downhill by myself, there was some head wind. It was hard. Pierre Latour couldn’t hold my wheel in the downhill, it’s a pity. It hasn’t worked out for the stage win but I have enjoyed my ride. We’re only four left in the team but we want to make the most of it. We have one chance left for a stage win in the time trial with Stefan Küng.”

15/07/2021 – Tour de France 2021 – Etape 18 – Pau / Luz Ardiden (129,7 km) -
15/07/2021 – Tour de France 2021 – Etape 18 – Pau / Luz Ardiden (129,7 km) - © A.S.O./Charly Lopez

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