“I’ve got some regrets because I could have attacked a bit earlier but it’s always easier to find that out afterwards. I’ve believed in the victory. But the last climb wasn’t hard enough, especially in the last three kilometres. It was flattening at some point and we rode on the big chainring again. It broke my rhythm. Jungels has more strength than me on such a terrain and I had produced a brutal effort to regain around two minutes just before. It reassures me on my condition though. I see that I still lack a bit of energy but it’s a good sign that I’m getting better and better. In the second and third weeks, there are stages that suit me even better.”
Interview July 10 th 2022 - 18:48
Thibaut Pinot: "It reassures me on my condition"