Tour de France – David Godot, confident: “We’re still fighting for the top five”

David Godot He is still in the seventeenth stage of the . program Tour de France. To courage, to reason, leader Groupama-FDJ, in difficulty from the first accelerations, made her management speak again of the exemplary effort already highlighted on numerous occasions from the Alps. Pulled up to the last 5 km of the Peyragudes climb by a Valentine Madwas Impressively, Britton then made his last-wall speech to scrape 5 inches off his direct competitor for fourth, Nairobi Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic). Far behind a mutant duel between Jonas Fingergaard (Jumbo Visma) and Tadej Pojjakar (UAE Emirates team) – which the latter won to win – the Frenchman continues to hold on to his fifth position and is approaching the top 5 players in Paris.

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“It’s more in the head than in the legs.”

Once again, a big thank you to the team, I would be nothing without him‘, underlined after the first line gaudo Thankful. “They all sacrifice themselves for me, so I don’t want to let them go. Without Valentine (Maddos), I do nothing today (Wednesday). I have rarely seen him at this level. He saves my ass every time he drags me everywhere. Anyway, because we’re so happy we got safely here (Peyragudes), we’re still struggling for the top five. It’s very complicated, but on the tour, it’s going to be really huge. Right now, everyone is at the end of the line. There is still one stage where you have to be mentally strong. It is more in the head than in the legs. I will do my best tomorrow (Thursday) in Ootacam, it could be a mess again.”predicted.

Once again the climber fell too early, the 25-year-old climber brought home Grannon’s “special,” as he climbed the dead one by one, before driving the point home in the final. “I wasn’t really good at Hourquette d’Ancizan, I managed to switch with Valentine in mind. who – which It was a little better on the next pass (From Val Louron-Azet, editor’s note). When I saw the beat, I told myself that if it continued like this all the way to the top, they would be one by one and that it would be a rebellion from Granon. In the end, this kind of happened, even if we didn’t go back to Bardet and Thomas. We managed the day well.‘, he rejoices.

‘Quintana didn’t want to ride, it’s a fair comeback’

He was asked about his small closeness in fourth place from Nairobi Quintananow only 4 inches, David Godot He explained that he had some fun getting rid of the Colombian on the last slopes, after the latter’s position in the final. “Nairo Quintana didn’t get away with the last climb, and decided to attack me. I had the sports director tell me to chew, which I did on the last slope. Seeing that he was thrown away, I said to myself, “You, Coco, I’ll come and take you.” He didn’t want to roll over, it’s a fair comeback”, explained the Frenchman, in this duel for fourth place which promises to be exciting, and third place in Geraint Thomas (INEOS Grenadiers) Now looks elusive at 3 minutes.

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