Axel Zingle: “We have honored our status as GC leaders”
August 14 th 2022 - 20:04 [GMT + 2]
I was not chasing the 400 liters of Mack Brewery products on the first intermediate sprint! There were so many things at stake, and I was honestly just thinking of the bonus seconds. In any case, we will make good use of this prize in our November training camp.
The Blue jersey is just a consolation prize. What we were longing for today was the overall win. We have controlled the race all day long, so we were short in numbers on the final circuit. We tried to follow every move, without taking turns in the breakaway groups. Unfortunately, there was no cooperation behind over at Victor Lafay’s group and we couldn’t finish where we wanted – just 4th and 5th. In any case, we have nothing to regret. We have honored our status as GC leaders and it’s been a beautiful week. We have proven that we are in good shape and on a good dynamic ahead of the end of the season. Today’s GC win was a difficult one to pull off. We have done a great team effort and that’s what we shall keep in mind.