Vine: "It was such a fun day!"
August 27 th 2022 - 18:05
Jay Vine (Alpecin-Deceuninck): "On the first climb, I wasn’t sure we would be able to stay away, they seemed to be chasing pretty intently. I decided to target the first couple of KOMs. Then in the valley we had a really good group. The FDJ were three in the move and Quick-Step were controlling so I thought it was good to take the KOM points without too much struggle but the stage was still the main goal. Lutsenko did a starting move and I was sort of in this wheel so I decided to follow. After he pulled off, it was sort of a 25 minutes effort from there, similar to what I did two days ago. I decided to keep the pressure on. After a minute and a half, I kept going going to the next hairpin, I looked behind and there was no one. It’s incredible [to win two stages]. I think I’ve just got so much more confidence after that first one. I got that monkey off my back. I just enjoyed today. It was such a fun day!"