ROMAIN BARDET:"I wanted to attack"
"I wanted really to race, but I had three punctures and we constantly had to chase from behind. Luckily we managed our efforts, we did not panic, I certainly have world-class teammates. I knew that the guys in front of us couldn’t be going faster. It's a miracle that I'm still in the thick of the race. I did not puncture once during the reconnaissance. It's no one’s fault, just bad luck. It's a shame because I really was having a lot of fun. These are the types of stages that write the legend of our sport. Now, we'll think about recovering tomorrow.”
VINCENT LAVENU :"A stressful day"
"We had a stressful day with three punctures for Romain Bardet. It was complicated to manage even if it ended pretty well for Romain. The team was extraordinary. In the end it didn’t cost Romain very much, which is a good thing.”VINCENT LAVENU
Fracture of the right shoulder blade for Alexis Vuillermoz
Alexis Vuillermoz, who ran into a spectator in cobble section 3, "suffered from a small fracture of the right shoulder blade," says Dr. Eric Bouvat, medical director for the AG2R LA MONDIALE team. A decision on whether he can continue the Tour de France will be made tomorrow.
Three stagiaires will join the AG2R LA MONDIALE team starting on August 1st. They are the current Elite amateur Champion of France, Geoffrey Bouchard (CR4C Roanne) as well as Nicolas Prodhomme and Clément Champoussin (Chambéry Cyclisme Formation).