BinckBank Tour - Jasper Stuyven: I was completely empty after the finish
Aug 13 2017 07:00 pm CET

BinckBank Tour - Jasper Stuyven: I was completely empty after the finish

Belgian rider Jasper Stuyven of Trek-Segafredo had no energy left after winning the last stage of the BinckBank Tour.

This moment came as a surprise for the rider. "I didn't plan the attack, I went with the moment," he said. "I was near the front on the last climb and saw some gaps were opening, and so I decided to just go for it. I actually didn't feel that good today, but I knew that everyone was probably feeling the same after such a hard week of racing, so I just decided to try."

Stuyven had to give it all during that moment to get the stage win. "I didn't know how much time I had, I just told myself to just go all-in and not think of anything else," he explained.

"I still felt I had something left for the uphill, and I looked back with 150meters to go - I probably looked back a little too much - but then I knew that I was going to hold it. The final 200meters were really hard; I was completely empty after the finish."

The rider said that it was an important day and week for the team. "The whole team worked well again, all week, and today Mads (Pedersen) was a machine," Stuyven commented. "We came here with ambitions for the GC for me and Edward (Theuns) with the sprint."

"In the first stages I helped Edward out, which resulted in a victory for him, and then the team protected me very well in the last three days. I was always there, and I could move up in the GC, but I also could take a stage win. It was a great week with great teamwork."
Image: Trek-Segafredo logo





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