uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

"For the first time perhaps since the beginning in Utrecht I am satisfied with my performance here in the Tour. I entered Top 20 and we are at the exit of the Pyrenees."

Photo: Sirotti






16.07.2015 @ 22:13 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

With a solid ride to 25th, Bretagne leader Eduardo Sepulveda moved into 20th in the overall standings after stage 12 of the Tour de France.


"For the first time perhaps since the beginning in Utrecht I am satisfied with my performance here in the Tour. I entered Top 20 and we are at the exit of the Pyrenees. Three days ago I was 38th overall and the objective of  a top 20 seemed impossible," he said.

"Today, I was delighted with the temperature change. I prefer sunshine over the rain we had in the late stage, but not the heat like yesterday, which probably cost me a lot of time after the Tourmalet. I felt a little tired early in the stage but I felt better on the Port de Lers. And I did not panick when I was distanced from the Yellow Jersey group. I knew I needed to stay in agroup with the headwind on the climb to Plateau de Beille. I did well.

"We are not in Paris but this Top 20 is reward for all the work I have made since I turned pro. Especially during the last month I have trained very hard in the mountains. I want to thank the team as the guys are great to shelter me, position me, encourage me.


"Eduardo has learned the lesson of the day: in the Tour you have to know when to let go when you are riding with the best. Otherwise you can lose a lot. I saw him fight with great conviction to stay in the group with Gallopin. It was essential due to the headwind and it would have been very tough if he was alone. We had a good day, in a stage that we were worried about with the temperature at the start. Anthony Delaplace and Frédéric Brun were in the break but it was complicated with Rodriguez, Fuglsang, Bardet. I motivated them so that they could do well for the teams classification. We gained two places (19th). I will consider it  an I would like us to see us improve in the Alps."


"It was necessary for us to be in front today," Delaplace said. "We missed it yeserday, even though I knew that a breakaway in the mountains is hard for me. You are always up against some very good climbers. It was the case again . I had already experienced this last year in the Luchon stage. I held on as long as I could on the Port de Lers. If I had stayed with the best, I could have done something at the finish but it was too fast. I have no regrets even if I probably used a little strength to catch the group when I saw that it was a bit disorganized. It is perhaps not for me to do that but it is my nature."


"We knew that we had to wait until after the intermediate sprint," Brun said. "I followed the attacks but of course I was not able to stay with the best. It is satisfying to be in front on the third day in the Pyrenees. At the end of the second week, I realize that I have difficulty climbing at my usual level. Emmanuel Hubert asked me to fight on the final ascent for the teams classification and it was a good thing. I still could hang onto a strong group (with Kangert, Durasek, Bakelants)."



Bycykling 101: Navigering i byens gader og cykelvenlige... 27.11.2023 @ 12:11The Best Danish Cyclist To Bet On At 2022 Tour De France 13.01.2022 @ 15:262022 Upcoming Tournament Overview 03.01.2022 @ 09:45Best Place to Find Stand-Up Paddleboards 16.06.2021 @ 08:16What are Primoz Roglic’s Chances to Win 2021 Tour de Fr... 17.03.2021 @ 08:37Amazing victory by young champion Sarah Gigante 04.02.2021 @ 14:21Three reasons why cycling is one of the best ways to ex... 28.09.2020 @ 12:03Why do businesses use meeting room managers? 14.09.2020 @ 13:42Five things that you can do, if you want to gain more f... 20.08.2020 @ 15:38One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21

Currently no news in this list

Kirsty BROUN
45 years | today
43 years | today
Ettore POZZA
25 years | today
Peeter PRUUS
35 years | today
43 years | today