The rider from AG2R-Citroen Team wins a splendid victory.
Clément Champoussin:« A huge pleasure to win in front of the GC favorites»
«When we got caught by the favorite’s group, it was complicated. I didn’t manage to go with them on the steep part. Gino Mäder then bridged us back up and although I couldn’t follow them when they attacked, I held on. A little over a kilometer from the finish I saw they were looking at each other and playing games. I came in with speed and got enough of a gap to make it to the line. I was lucky. It’s a little bit unexpected. In the past three weeks I have had some ups and downs, and yesterday I was not well at all. I didn’t expect to play a role at the front of the race today but ended up in the break with Lilian Calmejane and Stan Dewulf, two teammates that I really like. They helped me a lot so I shouldn’t miss out. It’s really cool, I’m surprised. And to win in front of top riders makes it even more fun.»
Clément Champoussin conquested the Vuelta stage atop on his BMC bike equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS disc brake groupset and with Campagnolo Bora Ultra WTO full carbon wheels.
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