He blew kisses in the final meters and seconds later He went straight to comfort Ion Izagirre. The Basque, a sea of tears upon arrival at the top of Alto do Castelo due to a silly fall in the final bars that left him with no podium options in the General of O Gran Camino. The Dane smiles, and one more day, he attends with a predisposition to the displaced Press, including AS, to the Galician round. Not even Miguel Indurain, who was seen at the podium ceremony as part of his commitments as ambassador of Banco Santander, he wanted to miss Jonas’s show.
More difficulty: “Yes, I would say yes. It was a cold stage and we had to work a bit more because of it. It was tougher.”
End of stage: “It was a very tough climb. The feeling was not exactly the same as yesterday, but I was able to win”.
Great level for Paris-Nice: “I think my form is good. Fortunately, I will be able to fight for the victory”.
Attila Valter: “He’s had a really impressive performance. Only three of us were able to follow him, I’m really impressed by him. He is fourth overall and close to the podium, so it would be great if he could also get on the podium. We will go for it and do our best tomorrow.”
Importance of the time trial: “Of course, there will be a time trial in the Tour de France. Time trials are important and it’s always good to do well on them. It is a special discipline.
General: “It’s a good route (for the time trial), I’m looking forward to it. I’m leading, I think tomorrow I can keep the jersey. I will go out to win”.