Jasper Philipsen: "Super happy to win the first sprint"

"It was a tense final, but this is the Tour de France: there are no presents to nobody, everybody goes all-in. I can be really happy with my team’s performance, great lead-out with Jonas and Mathieu. I am really happy I kept it to the finish line. It’s amazing to have Mathieu van der Poel as a lead-out man. If he had the space to go, for sure he has the speed to fight for the win. It was a tricky final, with that bend close to the finish line, and I took the shortest way to the finish.
The first sprint is the most nervous one, as everybody is fresh and motivated. There was a lot of stress bunch with 70 to go. Everyone fighting for the win. We will try to go for another stage win in the coming stages, as soon as tomorrow. I’m super happy to win the first sprint."

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