“When I woke up in the morning I was surprised …”

“When I woke up in the morning I was surprised …”

Cyclist Ruben Guerrero wants to maintain his desire to win the tour

Reuben Guerrero, the happy winner of the Mont Ventox Denivale Challenge, wants to extend his desire to win the Tour de France on a bicycle, where he will try to get his hands up as happened today at the top of the legendary French climb.

“Today, when I woke up in the morning I was surprised. Dauphiné is a tough race, it’s hard to recover fast. I saw that it was my day and I tried to tell the team”, began. A few hours after being crowned the winner of the fourth edition of the French competition, the EF Education- Easy Post told the Portuguese agency Lusa.

Two days after finishing ninth overall in the Dauphiné criteria, Guerrero finished first in the legendary Mont Ventox, completing the 154-kilometer race from Wyson-la-Roman in 4: 32.35 hours, beating Colombia’s Esteban. Chavez, his teammate, finished second in 53 seconds and Australian Michael Storer (Groupma-FDJ) third, 1.28 minutes later.

“Esteban was also very good and we controlled the race. I felt very good at the beginning of the climb, I attacked, I am always confident that I will be able to maintain that speed. Esteban was also behind me, which gave us a lot of peace of mind. It took a lot of hard work to cover all the kilometers. Victory feels really good “, summed up the 27-year-old sprinter.

The Mountain King of Giro2020 has not “tasted” victory since the ninth stage of this edition of the Corsa Rosa, and now, he only intends to write more lines in its history, if possible, on the already starting Tour de France. In Copenhagen (Denmark), on July 1, and in Paris on the 24th of the same month.

“The focus is on the tour. This year – as every year – I’ve been working hard and I’ve always wanted to bet on the tour.

After a journey in which he once again demonstrated his mountaineering abilities, Guerrero, popularly known as “Pegasus Cowboy” among sports fans, does not hide the fact that “his goal was to win the stage” in the context of his homeland.

“And I’m going to try to do the same thing on the tour, try to win a stage. But always want to win and try to do as much as possible. We don’t even know how this stage is. “, He expected.

EF Education-Easy Post was a cyclist’s ups and downs season, recovering from various unfortunate events, such as the accident at Liege-Bastogne-Liege, the seventh in the second Belgian classic, Fleche Wallon, also abandoned Tyrrhenian. -Adriatic.

Prior to the race, Criterio do Dauphine’s participation in the Antechamber for the Grande Bouquel showed that he was in good condition, finishing fourth in the third and eighth and fifth in the final, ninth overall in the final.


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