Edet: “I had to seize the opportunity”

August 31 st 2019 - 18:28

Nicolas Edet (Cofidis): “They told me Bernard Hinault had taken the leader’s jersey in Igualada too. He has so many records, it’s nice to share one with him. It’s a nice story. To claim La Roja is something totally different than a stage victory or the Polka-dot jersey I won in 2013. To be on the podium in Madrid meant more than a stage victory. Here, it might very well have been the opportunity of a lifetime to take the leader’s jersey and I had to seize the opportunity. I had La Roja in the back of my mind since the start of La Vuelta. Today, I wasn’t supposed to go in the break. I hope my DS won’t be mad about it… To climb on the podium is a reward for my family. As a rider, you make sacrifices, you don’t see your parents, your wife, your children… My daughter often asks me for a lion from the Tour de France. She’ll have the Spanish toro, it’s nice too. You have to enjoy those moments to the fullest, give it all you have and I don’t want to have any regret tomorrow after the queen stage of La Vuelta 19.”

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