Tour de France - Interview Wiggins: There's never an easy day in the Tour

Fri, 13 Jul 17:02:16 2012

It was a tough stage. The whole world just sees the last 100 kilometres but the first 100 was probably as hard as any Tour de France stage so far. It was a tough one today and even in the finish there, you couldn't relax for one minute because it was a tricky finish. For Dave to win after the season that he's had breaking a collarbone early in the year and having to be on the comeback trail ever since is impressive. To win on the anniversary of Tom [Simpson's death] is fantastic. I think he was beginning to feel a little left out this week so it's great for the team our Olympic team. In a couple of weeks' time it's all going to happen. We've all won stages in the Tour so it's brilliant. This is the Tour de France and everybody wants to make a story but there is no story [about a rivalry with Chris Froome]. When I chased down the move over the second climb, I did so just to eliminate that break because we didn't want [Jérôme] Coppel to go away because he was only at 12 minutes on GC so it neutralised that breakaway at the summit. I was helping the team. There's never an easy day in the Tour. And that's the case again today.

 

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