david gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) wasted no time on the 4th stage of the Tour de France. At least he finished in the group of favorites, alongside Nairobi Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic) and Romain Bardet (Team DSM) in particular, arrived 8” after the Yellow Jersey Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), which finally won in Calais. The Frenchman must have had cold sweats all the same, surprised by the yet expected acceleration of the Jumbo Visma on the coast of Cap Blanc-Nez. The Breton climber got away with it, thanks to the help provided by the former Luxembourg champion, Kevin likes. He spoke after the finish.
Video – Wout van Aert’s number, Gaudu wastes no time
“We were in a bad place”
“I didn’t necessarily expect it. I thought it was going to be a little calmer than that, that it was going to be controlled by the sprinter teams, after that you’re never safe. Wout (van Aert) did a hell of a number in the bump. We were badly placed, fiftieth, luckily Kevin (Geniets) was there”shared david gaudu. “Kevin made a superb climb and we’re not far from tipping over with the group of favorites just behind Wout, so it’s rather encouraging and not bad for the next day’s rest. Tomorrow is the cobblestones so we’ll need the chance to his side, a little bit of success and having good legs”he added, finally reassured after this day without consequences.
“It’s a scary day, I think it scares everyone, we know that even for the cobblestone specialists, the cobblestones on the Tour are still different from a Paris-Roubaix. scared, but we want to go”he expressed himself. “I think the two big armadas are still Jumbo (Visma) and INEOS (Grenadiers), with their specialists. I think we’re not far off, we still have 3rd in the Round, 3rd in Paris- Roubaix. We are one of the teams that had the best classics campaign, we still have four or five riders who pass the cobblestones well, it will be a skimming race from behind so we will have to be well placed . I have confidence in my teammates and tomorrow we must not be afraid to go to the coal “continued david gaudu.
“We are absolutely afraid of everything”
“When it rubs in the peloton, we find ourselves on top of each other rubbing, afterwards we are necessarily afraid of falling on the pavement, of falling in front of us, of stopping and losing time, of a puncture. We are afraid of absolutely everything”affirmed the young climber of the formation of Marc Madiotwho should be able to count, as rightly estimated, on his friends Stefan Kung, Valentin Madouas, Kevin likes and Olivier Le Gac at his service. A collective supposed to bring it to the podium in Paris in about twenty days, on the condition sine qua non that the Little Prince of Brittany is up to the task entrusted to him by his manager.
The yellow jersey wins alone in Calais. David Gaudu, crosses the finish line in the peloton 8 seconds behind the winner. pic.twitter.com/Fw1y2PpcdD
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