Tour de France 2020 :

Miguel Angel Lopez (COL / Astana) – Winner of the stage

“I knew we could save a little time and until the end I had a lot of courage and we won. For now, I’m already happy with this victory, the best of my career, and I would love to finish on the podium. Until the last day, I will be present and delighted. At the beginning I was a little afraid because I still had a kilometer and a half to go and the others were behind. I looked at all the data and saw that if I could continue like this until the end, I could do it. Little by little, I felt more confident, I saw that I was saving time. “

Tadej Pogacar (SLO / UAE Emirates) – White jersey and polka dot jersey

“I lost a few seconds. It was really a very violent ramp on arrival. I did my best, my team too, to finish third. I lost time on Lopez and Roglic, but I’m still happy with the result today. The final victory? It is not finished yet. Tomorrow there is still a formidable stage, anything can happen. I can lose the podium, gain seconds… It’s going to be a good fight. We’ll see if the legs are there and we’ll do our best. “

Primoz Roglic (SLO / Jumbo-Visma) – Yellow jersey

“It was still a good step. Of course I still want to win, but I still scooped up a few seconds. The others had problems, and I wanted to grab some seconds, that’s what we managed to do. The team worked really well, especially Sepp at the end, who was amazing. I sent Sepp ahead to see a little bit, and when one runner leaves, another has to plug the hole. It allows you to see what is happening in front. I saw that my men were suffering because it was really violent. At every meter, you can collapse. It was good that Sepp was with me, but it is true that the ramp was brutal. When we cross the line, we are very happy. “

Julian Alaphilippe (FRA / Deceuninck-Quick Step) – Combative of the day

“It was a beautiful day anyway. It was not necessarily expected that I was in front. After all yesterday’s efforts, I had rather thought about tomorrow’s stage. The facts of the race meant that I was in the front. It’s a bit hard for me to get up, so I still gave it my all, even though I knew the profile was a bit too hard for me. The last kilometers were terrible, I’m glad I took my time to ride them. In the end, it’s good to make efforts in front, the stage is passed faster. I’m glad I had fun. I was encouraged a lot, it feels good. I’m happy that we’re getting closer to Paris and I’m happy with my Tour so far. »Interview at the microphone of France Télévisions.