Mads Pedersen: "For a long I thought it was a mistake to be in the break"

“It’s incredible. I finally take the win I was looking for. Coming to the Tour, I knew my shape was good but I missed the opportunities in the first week. I took my chance today. It’s really nice to get the reward. As a team, we came only with riders for stages, it’s a relief to get one win. The plan was that if more than four riders in the break, we should be in and I should be in. But for a long time, I’ve thought it was a mistake and we’d get caught by the bunch. But it was hard for everyone. It was such a long day. With 12km to go, I thought we were too many guys in the front group so I tried to attack. Luckily we split up the break and it was easier to control.”

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