Tour de France 2020 :

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Lennard Kämna (ALL / Bora-Hansgrohe) – Stage winner

“A fight from the start to get a place in the breakaway and then it was also very hard. I knew I had to manage to finish on my own to have a chance to win. In the final, I saw that Richard Carapaz was slowing down very slightly and I attacked at that time. It’s a big relief for the team and for me. I could hardly imagine it. “

Richard Carapaz (EQU / Ineos Grenadiers) – 2nd on the stage and combative of the day

“I am not disappointed not to have won today (Tuesday). We are satisfied with the work done. You can’t always win, Lennard Kämna was the strongest today (Tuesday). I tried my best, I couldn’t do more. It’s a victory he deserves a lot and, for me, finishing second on a Tour de France stage means a lot. Important days lie ahead, winning a stage would be the best thing for the team. We wake up every day with this dream and we hope we can make it come true. “

Sébastien Reichenbach (FRA / Groupama-FDJ) – 3rd on the stage

“It all started wrong at the hardest moment. I managed to take the breakaway twice and I was hoping that we would pass the summit together, I did not imagine there would be attacks so soon. I managed to come back 200 or 300 meters from the top but they left. I have no regrets, they were all stronger than me. “

Warren Barguil (FRA / Arkéa-Samsic) – 6th on the stage

“I got stuck on the last climb. The Tour is super tough and I’m not 100%. I thought I had done everything well in the preparation, but I’m not in good shape. They went out on the pedal, there is nothing to say. Today (Tuesday), there were no tactics to be had and to go there like a nag. But we couldn’t do anything. “

Quentin Pacher (FRA / B & B Hotels-Vital Concept) – 9th of the stage

“The goal is not to have fun, it is to seek a stage victory. Of course, when you find yourself escaped on the Tour, playing to win with great riders, you only have fun. It’s times like this that we train hard and prepare. When I threw myself forward, the goal was to act as a relay for Pierre Rolland later. I especially wanted to anticipate the attacks of Lennard Kämna, Richard Carapaz and that’s almost what happened. I might be missing a mile or two at the top to rock with them. I don’t regret anything at all, I played my card to the fullest and I ran as we like to do, being offensive. “

Julian Alaphilippe (FRA / Deceuninck-Quick Step) – 10th of the stage

“It was difficult in the end, I couldn’t do much more. I gave everything. The way it turned out is a shame but the race came to life early and the victory wore off. I was beaten by better runners today (Tuesday). Winning a stage is going to be difficult but there are still a few that are suitable for me but, first of all, I have to think about recovering from the efforts of the day. I know the Col de la Loze and it is really difficult. This is the first time that we are going to be there, so it will be special. “

Tadej Pogacar (SLO / UAE Team Emirates) – 21st on the stage and white jersey

“I’m ready for the queen stage. The end is very violent, it will be very hard for everyone. The last six kilometers, you really have to have very good legs. You can waste a lot of time if you are not in good shape. Even in training, it was difficult to get to the top, I can’t even imagine what it will be like in the race. “

Primoz Roglic (SLO / Jumbo-Visma) – 2nd on the stage and yellow jersey

“It was a good day even if the start was quick. And, at the end, we had to stay very focused because the pace picked up. There are still big days but we are ready, the guys are doing a great job and I can’t wait to compete in tomorrow’s stage (Wednesday). It will be the climax, the queen stage, with some very difficult last kilometers. But we won’t be far from Courchevel, which I know well thanks to ski jumping. We will do our best. “

Guillaume Martin (FRA / Cofidis) – 29th of the stage

“Next week it will be too late to try anything. There aren’t many chances left, so I tried to break away at the start of the race, but the Jumbo-Visma literally made me understand that it was not possible because I was too close to the general. I then said to myself that maybe we could give me a few minutes for free in the finale, since I’m not in immediate danger for Primoz Roglic, and that’s why we tried something with Nicolas Edet. But they reacted again and the climb was a little too fast. But we have no regrets, we tried, and we will try again. I’m not going to get up a few days from the end to just aim for the stages. It would be disrespectful to the race and to my teammates. I’m not going to whine. Everyone is doing their own thing. Jumbo-Visma are exceedingly strong. What would be frustrating, however, would be to stay in the wheels all the time and not try anything. This is the race. “

Benoît Cosnefroy (FRA / AG2R-La Mondiale) – 108th on the stage and polka dot jersey

“My opponents have been sharing points for a week, they are doing things well! I kept this jersey today (Tuesday), so I will try to defend it but I’m not kidding myself, it will certainly be my last day with it. “

Sam Bennett (IRL / Deceuninck-Quick Step) – 139th on the stage and green jersey

“In the end everything went well, I expected a quick start. I hope that I will still have legs for tomorrow’s stage (Wednesday), I was especially interested in saving energy after the intermediate sprint because the efforts pay off. For the moment, the plan is working well but there is still work to be done, we have to fight until Sunday. Friday could be a big day. I am more and more optimistic, but I also know that things can change. »Sources: official website of the Tour de France, Eurosport, Cyclism’Actu, official website of the Groupama-FDJ team, official website of the Deceuninck-Quick Step team, official website Ineos Grenadiers