De Gendt: “A once in a lifetime chance for me to win the KOM classification”

September 13 th 2018 - 18:28

Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal): “He (Jelle Wallays) said this morning that his goal was to win today. He saved himself more or less the last days just for today. This day was maybe not expected to be a day for the breakaway, but we know he is strong. This was one of his only chances and he took it, so it is incredible. In the bunch, we tried to motivate him. I think it’s a once in a lifetime chance for me to win the KOM  classification in a Grand Tour. At the Tour, it is maybe too hard for me to win. Hopefully I will keep it tomorrow, but it will also be hard to defend on Saturday. But it’s almost the last day, so I will go full gas.”

Thomas de Gendt | La Vuelta 18 Stage 18. Ejea de los Caballeros > Lleida.
Thomas de Gendt | La Vuelta 18 Stage 18. Ejea de los Caballeros > Lleida. © PhotoGomezSport

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