Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors): “We had to be wary all day long, it was mentally exhausting. There was no breakaway, we could see everyone was nervous. I just did my job. In the final, it was all for Matteo (Trentin). Then Yves Lampaert went super hard and when I saw him opening a gap I slowed down a bit. Yesterday, we were part of the best, and now we win in such a fashion… It's just great.”
Alaphilippe: "It's just great"
interview20.08.2017Stage 2- Nîmes / Gruissan. Grand Narbonne. Aude
Quick-Step Floors dominated stage 2 of the 72nd La Vuelta through the wind. Yves Lampaert found an opening in the final kilometre to the finish line set at Gruissan. He snatched the victory just ahead of the sprinters… led by his teammate Matteo Trentin ahead of Adam Blythe (Aqua Blue Sport). The two riders from Quick-Step Floors also lead the general classification, with Daniel Oss (BMC) 3rd. Lampaert delivers the 17th La Vuelta stage victory for his team and is the first Belgian rider to...
Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors): “It was super stressful from the start. Trek immediately put pressure and everyone was stressed the whole day. But in the end, it was perfect. Yves (Lampaert) showed in previous weeks he was in shape so it's great. Of course it gives us great confidence. We came with a super strong team. We were second yesterday, today we have the victory, it's quite special, especially for Yves. He deserved it a lot after working hard this season.”
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