Geoffrey Soupe: "I asked myself: Is this my day?"

"It’s incredible for me, for the team. Normally, I wasn’t supposed to ride La Vuelta but Alexis Vuillermoz crashed in the Tour de l’Ain so the team picked me to do La Vuelta. I didn’t think it would be possible to win a stage, because the sprints are really fast. Today, it was very nervous in the final. A sprint in a Grand Tour is always special! With Nacer [Bouhanni], we won several sprints at the Vuelta a few years ago. It was already an extraordinary feeling, a lot of adrenalin. Leading him out and seeing him win was very exciting. But to taste pure victory, I can’t describe it. Yesterday, I was really struggling. I had a really bad time on the bike. I caught a virus at the start of La Vuelta and it slowed me down. I'm taking it day by day. I took my chances right to the end. Dries Van Gestel couldn't sprint. But I knew where to go on the last bend. I was a bit surprised that nobody came back behind. I asked myself: 'What's going on? Is this my day?’"

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