Offbeat Cycling - Tour de France 2022: Reactions after the presentation of the
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Find the reactions of the main riders of the peloton after Christian Prudhomme unveiled Thursday in Paris the course of the Tour de France 2022 (1st on July 24th). A layout that pleases a lot of double winner Tadej Pogacar.
The reactions of the main peloton riders after the presentation of the Tour de France 2022
Tadej Pogacar (SLO / UAE-Emirates, winner of the last two editions)
The pavers, the plank of the beautiful girls, the Alpe d'Huez ... that Go be an incredible race and I can not wait to be there! This tower looks awesome. The course is complete from the beginning to the end. We have everything: sprints, mountain, chrono but also curbs for forecast. I will have to do a lot of acknowledgments to understand them at best, it's quite exciting. There will be a lot of tension, especially in the stages of borders, when deviations are created at 80 km / h ... it can become very tense!
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Guillaume Martin (FRA / Cofidis, 8th of the last edition)
There are a lot of mountains and it is this aspect that I remember (from the plot) and which will be more interested personally.
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David GAUDU (FRA / GROUPAAMA-FDJ, 11th of the last edition)
This is a trapping journey, especially during the first week. They grouped all the mountain stages at arrivals at the top, it's interesting. I had enjoyed the pavement of Paris-Roubaix in 2018, it asks for recognitions. There may be a lot of gap. I do not know the last chrono, it will be long (40 km), it will be necessary to work.
Julian Alaphilippe (FRA / Deceuninck-Quick Step, 30th of the last edition)
This course pleases me. It is a beautiful layout with a first interesting week for different step profiles. It'll be nice. It will not be obvious to take the yellow jersey very early ... start with a chrono, it can also be the way for the best to take time but also to lose from the outset. This first week inspires me a lot, I can not wait to resume training and go in recognition. Pavers ? It also inspires me, it always adds nervousness in the peloton, I like it. I can not wait to discover them. Having the world champion jersey adds something magic to each race, every training. Twice in a row, I still need a little time to achieve ... it's going to be another rainbow year!
Sources: The Tour de France, the telegram
more reactions to come over the day ...
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