CLÉMENT VENTURINI: "I play with the best"
“I am both happy and a little disappointed. In the very last few meters I lost Van Aert's aspiration and I saw the podium slip away. On the other hand, I checked this stage for sprinters with a harder finish than the others and I'm playing ahead, with the best. This is what I will take away. I hope that on a more difficult stage, I will have my say.
I'm thinking in particular of Saturday's stage with a succession of two bumps at the end.
In addition, I will arrive at home, in Lyon: it is necessarily something ... Every day on this Tour is a lesson to be learned. Finding your place is not easy.
Benoit Cosnefroy has been wearing the polka-dot jersey for the best climber of the Tour de France for 9 days.
After the 11th stage, he still has 36 points. "It was a perfect day for the team, without a hitch," he explained at the finish. It’s always a great pleasure to wear this jersey and stand on the Tour de France podium. "Note that our team ranked 2nd in the team standings. it ranks 4th place in overall classification.