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Wout van Aert: "Goals reached, it wasn't necessary to try and win in Paris"

“The green jersey means a lot to me. It means that I’ve been up there for the whole race. I’ve scored points almost every day. Let’s not forget that we announced that goal last winter and we have reached it by winning both yellow and green jerseys. It’s a huge achievement and we can be proud of it. At the end of the day, we’ve won three jerseys and six stages. That makes us the team of this Tour. After I secured the green jersey, I also managed to focus on the work I could do for my team-mates. That also worked well. Today I didn’t go for the stage win because it wasn’t necessary. Yesterday was my last exploit. After that, I was so emotional that in my legs and my head, I wasn’t able to try and win today. I’ve preferred to enjoy the end with my friends. It sums up what we’ve experienced on this Tour.”

24/07/2022 - Tour de France 2022 - Etape 21 - Paris La Défense Arena / Paris Champs-Elysées (115,6km) - VAN AERT Wout (JUMBO - VISMA) - Avec le maillot vert
24/07/2022 - Tour de France 2022 - Etape 21 - Paris La Défense Arena / Paris Champs-Elysées (115,6km) - VAN AERT Wout (JUMBO - VISMA) - Avec le maillot vert © A.S.O./Pauline Ballet

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