Tour of California - Remi Cavagna: You need to take your chance and give your best every single time
May 15 2019 09:48 pm CET

Tour of California - Remi Cavagna: You need to take your chance and give your best every single time
Tour of California - Remi Cavagna: You need to take your chance and give your best every single time
Deceuninck-Quick-Step

Remi Cavagna (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) has taken the victory of the third stage of the Tour of California. The French rider crossed the finish line by himself more than seven minutes ahead of Ben King.

Cavagna was part of the breakaway of the day and eventually launched an attack that he could hold until the end. The stage was 208 kilometres long and included six classified climbs, and the French rider attacked and rode in time-trial mode until he crossed the finish line by himself, taking his first victory in a WorldTour race.

"Since winning last year in Belgium, I was in search of another victory, and taking it today gives me huge satisfaction," he commented. "I came in California to help the squad, to pull in the bunch every day, but the team gave me freedom today and I am happy I could repay them for their confidence. In cycling, you need to take your chance and give your best every single time, because sometimes it works. This was the case for me today.

"The stage was so long and hard. We rode full gas from the start, and when I sensed there was an opportunity, I jumped into the breakaway, where we worked really well together. Then, when I attacked, I felt I could go all the way. Ok, I was a bit scared on the downhill, because it was a very difficult one, but I remained calm and went as fast as I could there."

EF Education First's Tejay Van Garderen crossed the finish line with the peloton and extends his lead in the General Classification.




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