“When I woke up in the morning, I was amazed…”

Cyclist Rúben Guerreiro wants to continue his desire to win the Tour de France

Rúben Guerreiro, the happy winner of the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé challenge and wanting to extend his desire to win the Tour de France on a bike, will try to raise his arms, as happened today on the summit of the mythical French climb.

“Today, when I woke up in the morning, I was amazed. Dauphiné was such a tough game, it was hard to recover so quickly. I saw that I could get through my day and I tried to convey that To the team”, started by telling the Lusa agency by the Portuguese of EF Education-Easy Post hours after being crowned the winner of the fourth French race.

Two days after the Dauphiné Criteria finished ninth, Guerreiro climbed first on the fabulous Mont Ventoux, completing the 154km race from Vaison-la-Romain in 4:32.35 hours and relegating Colombia’s Esteban to his Teammate Chaves finished second with 53 seconds and Australian Michael Storer (Groupama-FDJ) finished third with 1.28 minutes.

“Esteban was also very good, we controlled the game. At the beginning of the climb I felt good, I started attacking and always had the confidence to keep that pace. Esteban was behind me and that gave us A lot of peace to remember, that’s why I ran so many kilometers and suffered so much. It feels good to win,” concluded the 27-year-old runner.

The Giro2020 mountain king hasn’t “taste” victory since stage 9 of the Tour de France, and now he just wants to write more lines in his history, already starting if possible The Tour de France ends on July 1st in Copenhagen (Denmark) and ends in Paris on the 24th of the same month.

“The focus is on the Tour. This year – as it has been in previous years – I’ve been working hard and I’ve always wanted to bet on the Tour. I’m going to go into a high-altitude stage and get stronger on the Tour,” he revealed.

Guerreiro, known to fans of the sport as the ‘Pegões Cowboy’, made no secret of his ‘goal to win the stage’ when referring to his home country after his journey to show his climbing potential once again.

“That’s what I’m going to do on the tour, try to win a stage. But always have a big desire to win and try as hard as possible. We also don’t know how the stage is going in Denmark and paving. The stone will disappear, so we will go down day by day,” he predicted.

The EF Education-Easy Post cyclists have had a season of ups and downs, recovering from various misfortunes, such as the crash at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, just after a seventh place in another Belgian classic, the Flèche Wallonne, Also abandoned the Tyrrhenian-Adriatic.

Prior to this race, a race at the Grande Boucle vestibule Critério douphiné showed that he was in good shape, finishing fourth in the third stage, fifth in the eighth stage and the final race, Finished ninth in the finals.


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