Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step, at the microphone of France Télévisions): “We’ve been aware of Rémi’s potential for a while (Cavagna, provisional leader of the time trial), he has shown in recent weeks. Everyone was happy for him when he won the national title and finally he arrived on the Tour de France under rather special circumstances, with the retirement at the last moment of Zdenek Stybar, but it is a great reward for him. With the addition of a passage through Clermont where we made a nice breakaway together.
We knew he was going to have fun at this time with his beautiful blue-white-red combination, he performed well and I hope it will hold up. There are big clients who are going to arrive, but Rémi is one of those big clients now. Me, I did the maximum but it was not easy (he finishes five minutes from Cavagna). »