Philipsen: “This is the Tour and nothing is given to anyone”

Jasper Philipsen celebrated the third victory of his career in the Tour de France, the first in this edition, after a few minutes of uncertainty. In what was the first sprint of this Tour, the Belgian rider from Alpecin left his compatriot Wout van Aert without space, although in the end he was not penalized. “There have been doubts, but that in the end has made it more exciting,” said the sprinter after confirming his stage victory.

About the incident with Van Aert, Philipsen was very clear. “It has been tense, but it is the Tour de France and nothing is given to anyone, everyone is at their best. I am very happy with the performance of my team, they have all done a great job. I’m glad we were able to win”, explained the Belgian about a busy arrival. “In the first sprint everyone is nervous and very motivated, the stress comes very soon because everyone is fighting for victory”.

If the sprint was busy, the rest of the day was not so. It was recognized by the one who is still the leader of the general, Adam Yates. “We will take advantage of any opportunity we have to recover in the Tour de France, which is not easy. And today has been one of those days, we have taken it easy. We wanted to avoid crashes and mechanical problems and that’s what happened. So yes, a good day for us”, he said about the day in which the Tour left Spanish soil. “It has been noticed that it was the first sprint and there were nerves. But it has been very nice. The last few days have been good, with very wide roads, and that helps to avoid problems.”

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