At this penultimate stage of tour in SpainAnd Clement Champusin (AG2R Citroën Team) scored his first WorldTour success in his young career. Present on the morning break captured before the final climb, Niçois came out strong from the pool of candidates in the last kilometer to win single-handedly. In the comments made by the race, the structure runner Vincent Lavino Captivated on his beautiful day.
Video- Clement Champusin after winning the 20th stage
“The last 150 meters were very difficult.”
“It’s true that when we got kicked, after day one, it was a little hard, but the candidates were tired too I think. When they left for the slope sector, I could not accompany them. Then, I was lucky, that loosened up a bit and was able to count on Gino Mader bringing us back to the set. It held up but when the favorite was gone, it rolled in too fast for me. When I walked out more than a mile I was lucky, the candidates looked at each other. Since I wasn’t serious, I told myself I should go a little faster than them. The last kilometer wasn’t too hard, I just took a little driving. Fortunately they didn’t attack from the back because the last 150 meters were very difficult.”, Explanation about the development of his theater.
– AG2R CITROËN Team (@AG2RCITROENTEAM) September 4, 2021
Clement Champusan, surprised: “It’s a little unexpected…”
The young French climber was surprised by this prestigious success, having experienced some disappointments in recent days: “It’s a bit unexpected, during these three weeks I’m still struggling with my ups and downs. Yesterday, I wasn’t feeling well. Today (Saturday), I thought about finishing the stage, I would have been very happy already. With Stan Deolph and Lillian as free in Introduction. I was really happy because they are two teammates I love and they helped me really well throughout the day. Lillian did a great rhythm on the climbs”, he completed.
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