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Christophe Laporte: "It's huge to win a Tour de France stage"

“It’s hard to realize but I’m super happy. The team trusted me today. Wout [van Aert] told me: ‘it’s for you today’. The last time he said that, it was at Paris-Nice. We first reached our goal bring Jonas [Vingegaard] safely to the 3km to go mark. I sped up in a curve and I saw a bit of a gap behind me. I did the job to come across the leaders. It’s more than a reward, it’s huge! I was already super happy with this Tour de France even though I got no result for myself. Now the team gave me the opportunity to go for a stage win, it’s exceptional to win after I came twice second in the past. Wout could have ridden for himself instead. It’s important to get a French win. If it makes the crowd and my family happy, I’m happy too.”

22/07/2022 - Tour de France 2022 - Etape 19 - Castelnau-Magnoac / Cahors (188,3km) - KUSS Sepp et LAPORTE Christophe (JUMBO - VISMA)
22/07/2022 - Tour de France 2022 - Etape 19 - Castelnau-Magnoac / Cahors (188,3km) - KUSS Sepp et LAPORTE Christophe (JUMBO - VISMA) © A.S.O./Pauline Ballet

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