“The final 30 kilometers are lengthy, however I trusted my power”

The Spanish bike owner Ion Izagirre affirmed this Thursday that the 2 victories of “dwelling riders” on this version of the Tour de France make him “happy”, on the identical time that he confessed that, though the final 30 kilometers “are lengthy”, he relied on his “forces” to generate “enough earnings” that his opponents had “no visible reference”.

“It’s lengthy, there are 30 kilometers that you simply don’t know what is going to occur, however I trusted in my power and that if I made sufficient earnings, they might not have visible reference, and that will assist me. The forces have accompanied me in latest kilometers and plenty of issues have crossed my thoughts, however I used to be in a position to get there and that is very thrilling”, stated the Basque rider after profitable the twelfth stage of the Tour.

Izagirre acknowledged that “it’s being an unbelievable Tour” for Cofidis, a workforce that got here “with the intention of attaining a stage victory and a ‘high 10′”. “And we’ve two victories, we hope to proceed on this line”, highlighted the Spaniard, “happy” so as to add the second victory of a “dwelling rider” in a Tour that “started at dwelling”.