Alexis Vuillermoz : « I HAVE STEPPED UP A LEVEL »
“In addition to how difficult the weather conditions made everything, it was a very intensive race. I hung on, but I was really on the edge. I was distanced on that last climb, but I managed to come back when things calmed down. I was extremely motivated this morning. And I am very satisfied to finish in the top ten of this important UCI WorldTour stage race. That was the goal, and it proves I have reached another level, even if there is a bit of a difference between the best times and mine. There was no guarantee that I would be able to nail this performance at Paris-Nice, with the mix of flat stages and a time trial, which are not my specialty. So I am really happy with the result.”
« Alexis Vuillermoz
Having been a professional since 2013, Alexis Vuillermoz has now scored his first top ten overall in a UCI WorldTour event, finishing 8th in Paris-Nice (+ 1’54 »).
Bardet 9th in Tirreno-Adriatico
Now having taken 9th in the fifth stage of the Tirreno Adriatico, Romain Bardet has earned his 7th top ten of the season of just nine days of racing. Didier Jannel reviewed the stage and had this to say:
“It was a nervous day where the finish line was rehearsed before a final little climb faced the riders.
So there was a lot of stress and pressure. Romain managed his climb well and grabbed his third top ten of the Tirreno-Adriatico. We have a sprinter’s stage tomorrow, and then the 10 kilometer time trial where we will hope to regain his position in the top ten of the overall classification.” Currently, Romain Bardet is 12th overall at 53” behind the leader.